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Selma, Alabama with Jane Jeffries

Ms. Jane Jeffries spent a week as a participant in the Bloody Sunday, Selma, and the Long Civil Rights Movement teacher workshop with the National Endowment for the Humanities. From July 9-14.

In her own words…

“I spent a week in Selma, Alabama studying how community members are recording and memorializing the decades-long campaign to re-establish voting rights for African Americans after Reconstruction. During this workshop, I had the opportunity to meet fellow teachers from around the country, learn from expert public historians, and meet with several “foot soldiers” who marched peacefully from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. We also spent a final day in Montgomery. I’m excited to implement my learning in my 9th and 12th-grade units on An American ChildhoodFencesBeloved, and A Lesson Before Dying.”