Upcoming Institutes

Teaching the Civil Rights Movement (Spring 2022 Webinars)

On January 25 and February 1, 2022, Humanities Texas will hold two 75-minute webinars for social studies and English language arts teachers on teaching the civil rights movement, incorporating significant primary documents from a number of the movement’s major figures.

Schedule and Curriculum

This two-part series will take place via Zoom from 5:00–6:15 p.m. CT on Tuesday, January 25, and February 1. Teachers who register will receive information for each webinar. Attending both sessions is encouraged but not required.

Content will be aligned with the TEKS. The two webinars will offer a nuanced understanding of the civil rights movement, incorporating significant primary documents from a number of the movement’s major figures. The first webinar will consider the traditional historical understanding of the movement, providing a broad overview before complicating the story. The second webinar will focus on Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” Malcolm X’s “The Ballot or the Bullet,” and Fannie Lou Hamer’s testimony before the 1964 Democratic National Convention’s credentials committee, considering each document's presentation of American democracy. Both webinars will highlight the most important takeaways for middle and high school students. 

Like all Humanities Texas teacher programs, the webinars will be content-based and teacher-centered, with an emphasis on developing effective pedagogical strategies.

Spring 2022 Webinar Schedule:

  • January 25: Framing the Civil Rights Movement, Aram Goudsouzian (University of Memphis)
  • February 1: Teaching the Civil Rights Movement with Primary Documents, Aram Goudsouzian (University of Memphis)


The institute is open to secondary-level teachers in Texas schools. 

Cost, Attendance, and CPE Credits

The online program is free to teachers and their schools. Participants will receive CPE credit and a wealth of curricular materials for each session in the series. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to attend every weekly session. CPE hours will be based on Zoom attendance and adjusted if a participant misses any portion of the program. In order to attend the webinars and receive CPE credit, you must be a registered participant.

How to Apply

Complete the online application for the "Teaching the Civil Rights Movement" webinars. By submitting an application, you are signing up to receive information about and access to both webinars. Please apply as soon as possible, as registration will occur on a rolling basis.


The webinars are made possible with major funding from the State of Texas with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Questions about Teacher Institutes

Call 512.440.1991 or email institutes@humanitiestexas.org.