Tim Crimmins, professor of
history at Georgia
State, has won a $155,000
grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to hold a series of
teacher workshops on civil rights history.
This is the second year Crimmins
has held the workshop, titled “The Problem of the Color Line: Atlanta Landmarks
and Civil Rights History.” As its name implies, the one-week course uses Atlanta buildings including the Capitol, the Ebenezer Baptist Church
and the Fox Theater to teach about the history of segregation and the fight for
civil rights. The workshop is taught in partnership with the Martin Luther King
National Historic Site and the Auburn Avenue Research Library.
Last year, teachers from more
than 20 states attended the workshops. During their week in Atlanta, they developed curricula for
teaching the civil-rights movement that they took back to their own schools
across the country.