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Birmingham, Alabama
Enabling Teachers to Experience Alabama’s Civil Rights History

Since 2004, the NEH-funded workshop Stony the Road We Trod has immersed K–12 teachers from around the country in Alabama’s rich Civil Rights history and equipped them with materials and strategies for sharing it with their students. The Alabama Humanities Foundation program brings K–12 teachers, renowned scholars of the Civil Rights Movement, and local veterans of the movement together to relive pivotal events that precipitated the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Program participants at the Freedom Riders Museum in Anniston, Alabama, where they learned about riders’ efforts to register voters against violent opposition. Image courtesy of Dr. Martha Bouyer, project director.

“This was an experience of a lifetime. Each day was packed with rich learning that I will incorporate into my teaching all year. The program connected the dots for me regarding the evolution of the movement and gave me hope and inspiration to take back to the classroom.”

–Program participant

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