Workshop will focus on civil rights literacy - MSNewsNow.com - 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.

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