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AE-264000-19
Understanding the Civil Rights Movement in Harford County, Maryland
James Karmel, Harford Community College

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=AE-264000-19

Student Engagement in the Humanities: Civil Rights and Active Learning (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Student Engagement in the Humanities: Civil Rights and Active Learning
Author: James Karmel
Abstract: This session will describe the preliminary work of a project involving student research, active learning and the civil rights era in the upper Chesapeake region of Maryland. This is a project funded with a grant from the National Endowment for Humanities entitled: "Active Learning and Student Engagement in the Humanities: Understanding the Civil Rights Movement in Harford County, MD." The grant project is taking place from 2019 to 2021. The session will focus on the various projects and activities that project-involved students participated in while taking History and English classes and as participants in student success programs. The session will also include preliminary information on the extent to which the project spurred greater student interest in the Humanities. Session participants will learn about the project and its preliminary outcomes. These outcomes include the direct engagement of over 150 students conducting research, oral history and developing literary projects for introductory General Education History and English classes. The session will reflect on the extent to which students successfully completed key activities and projects through the leadership of English and History faculty, and student success leaders. The session will also include special emphasis on the participation of online students in the project. It will also present and offer an interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data regarding student immersion in the project and interest in the Humanities fields as major and career options. An important part of the project involves students in academic support programs at Harford Community College, including the My College Success Network and Soar2Success.
Date: 6/19/2021
Conference Name: Online Learning Consortium Innovate conference

Oral History and the Civil Rights Era: Community, Change and Experience in Maryland (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Oral History and the Civil Rights Era: Community, Change and Experience in Maryland
Author: James Karmel
Author: Thurl Snell
Abstract: The proposed session will present highlights of an oral history project involving the Havre de Grace Colored School Foundation, others in the region, and a project about undergraduate engagement at Harford Community College. Havre de Grace is a town along the Chesapeake Bay approximately 30 minutes north of Baltimore. The project took place in 2019 as part of a broader project entitled “Active Learning and Student Engagement: Understanding the Civil Rights Era in Harford County, Maryland’ funded by the National Endowment for Humanities. Project-involved history students and faculty interviewed narrators who were alumni of the Havre de Grace Colored School or its successor about their experiences in a segregated school and the changes brought about during the 20th century civil rights era in Harford County. Students also interviewed others impacted by Jim Crow segregation in the region and learned about their civil rights experiences. The Harford County Public School system took 11 years to fully de-segregate following Brown vs. Board of Education in 1954. Other students utilized project oral histories for different assignments and interpreted them for meaning. The session will include live reflections from both student oral historians and narrators who were interviewed for the project. The session will also provide more detail on the NEH grant project, with a focus on project outcome, including oral history-involved digital products, student impacts, and community college student engagement in the humanities. The three-year project runs from 2019 to 2021 and will culminate in the production of a digital exhibition and mobile application to make the history of the civil rights era of the Harford region accessible to wide audience. The chair will lead the discussion of recorded interview clips and the issues that arose surrounding student-conducted oral history for the project and the partnership with the Havre de Grace Colored School Foundation.
Date: 10/20/2020
Conference Name: Oral History Association annual conference

An Uncomfortable Conversation: National Events with Local Implications Concerning Race, Equity, and Justice (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: An Uncomfortable Conversation: National Events with Local Implications Concerning Race, Equity, and Justice
Writer: N/A
Director: James Karmel
Producer: James Karmel
Abstract: The video-recording depicts the Harford Civil Rights Project (HCRP) community event that took place online via Microsoft Teams Live on June 25, 2020. The event brought together Harford Community College faculty/staff/students, community civil rights leaders, and representatives from the Harford County Sheriff's Office for a panel discussion and community conversation related to the project work and civil rights, past and present. The concept came together subsequent to the massive public reaction to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020.
Year: 2020
Format: Video
Format: Digital File


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