Hamer Institute summer youth students to be featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” June 17

Listen to NPR’s “All Things Considered,” which airs on MPB’s 91.3 FM from 4-6 p.m., Monday, June 17, for a story featuring interviews from students participating in the Hamer Institute workshop. The students will speak about Civil Rights education and the 50th year observance of the assassination of Medgar Evers.

The Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute on Citizenship and Democracy at Jackson State University is hosting a two-week summer workshop for youth on the Modern Civil Rights Movement, June 10-22, on the campus of Jackson State University. The workshop will be held in Ballroom B of the Student Center.

 Youth-Workshop-2013-PosterParticipants in the intensive, two-week workshop will explore the history of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, focusing on the contributions and sacrifices made by young people during this tumultuous time. They will examine how American democracy is an evolving concept, changing throughout its history in response to the demands of engaged citizens of all ages. The exploration will take participants from the campus of Jackson State University to additional places in Jackson and McComb, Miss., where history was made. They will learn about the achievements of ordinary people who stood against oppression and struggled to bring full civil rights to all Americans.

The workshop will include classroom discussions led by the faculty of the Hamer Institute and selected guest speakers; oral history panels featuring the insights of people who participated in civil rights activities in Mississippi; group and individual projects; and visits to several landmarks of the Civil Rights Movement.

For information, click here or contact the Hamer Institute at 601-979-1562 or 601-979-1563.

To hear the NPR story, click here.

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