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July 9th & July 23rd, 2023

The Quest for Freedom:

The African American Community and the Aftermath of Slavery, 1865-1954.

About the Program

Thomasville, Georgia is the site of a unique set of landmarks that will provide an understanding of the continuity and change in the struggle of African Americans during the long civil rights movement from 1865 to the Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education decision in 1954.

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WAR AND CONFLICT BOOKERA: CIVIL WAR/BACKGROUND: SLAVERY & ABOLITIONISM

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The history of the era is one not only of repression, but also one of resilience. The African American community of Thomasville built and sustained institutions, most notably churches, schools, fraternal societies, civic clubs and recreational facilities as well as a thriving business district, “the Bottom.”

Workshop Speakers & Staff

Speakers

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Every Community Has a Distinctive History

We will visiting historic landmarks to address the overarching question of how the African American community managed to survive, and even make gains in their quest for greater freedom and autonomy.

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Important Dates

Application Deadline: March 3, 2023

Acceptance/Regrets: April 3, 2023
Accept/Decline Offer: April 14, 2023
Waitlist Accept/Regrets: April 15, 2023

Session I: July 9-14, 2023
Session II: July 23- July 28, 2022

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Local Services

Visit Thomasville and enjoy shopping, eating, and exploring downtown Thomasville.

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Travel & Accommodations

Located in downtown Thomasville, the Courtyard Marriott will house NEH Summer Scholars selected to come to Thomasville to participate in this workshop.

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