Past Institutes

Civic Leaders in Texas History (2022)

On October 12, 2022, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop in San Antonio profiling significant civic leaders in Texas history.


The workshop focused on the following individuals: José Antonio Navarro, Sam Houston, Alonso Perales, and Barbara Jordan. Presentations examined the contributions of these important leaders in Texas history, demonstrating how each serves as a unique model of civic responsibility and civic engagement. 

The workshop featured close interaction with scholars, the examination of primary sources, and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities.


Workshop faculty included Jesús F. de la Teja (former Texas State Historian), Cynthia Orozoco (Eastern New Mexico University–Ruidoso), Andrew Torget (University of North Texas), and Cary Wintz (Texas Southern University).

Location and Schedule

The workshop took place at The University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown Campus. Download the workshop schedule.


The workshop was made possible with major funding from the State of Texas and the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation, with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Questions about Teacher Institutes

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