The Institute will be held at Yale University in New Haven, CT in summer 2018. Stay tuned to this page for further details!

Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES) and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University will hold a two-week institute for K-12 teachers entitled The Long Civil Rights Movement: Unfinished Business and Enduring Legacies

The Institute will be made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

This Institute is designed for K-12 teachers interested in looking beyond their current understanding of the Civil Rights Movement, enhancing their teaching of this period in American history, and applying the lessons learned from the Civil Rights Movement to issues pervading national life today in alignment with the National Endowment for the Humanities initiative “The Common Good: Humanities in the Public Square.”

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: