Workshop will focus on civil rights literacy - - Jackson, MS

Workshop will focus on civil rights literacy

OXFORD, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A workshop next month will show north Mississippi teachers how to develop lessons about local civil-rights history.
The Oct. 8 session at the University of Mississippi Law School is called "Moving Mississippi Up in Classrooms." It is sponsored by the university's William Winter Center for Racial Reconciliation.
A Thursday news release from the center says the workshop also will train people to analyze "systemic inequities" in Mississippi's education system. A similar workshop was held Sept. 10 in Biloxi.
The sessions are part of a yearlong initiative called "Civil Rights Literacy and the Common Good," sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Powered by Frankly