On February 7 and 9, 2023, Humanities Texas held one-day workshops in Edinburg and Dallas on interdisciplinary approaches to teaching the African American and Latino civil rights movements.
The workshops expanded participants' understanding of the history of the African American and Latino civil rights movements and their representation in literature, music, and visual cultures/film.
The workshops featured close interaction with scholars, the examination of primary sources and texts, and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities. Teachers received books and other instructional materials.
Workshop faculty included Marvin Dulaney (Association for the Study of African American Life and History), John Morán González (The University of Texas at Austin), Aram Goudsouzian (University of Memphis), Francisco Guajardo (Museum of South Texas History), Max Krochmal (University of New Orleans), J. Todd Moye (University of North Texas), Dwandalyn Reece (Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture), and Cristina Salinas (The University of Texas at Arlington).
The workshops took place at the Region One Education Service Center in Edinburg on February 7 and the Communities Foundation of Texas in Dallas on February 9. The workshop schedules are available here.
The workshops were made possible with major funding from the State of Texas with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.