The TPS Civil Rights Fellowship, an ongoing partnership project among the Teaching with Primary Sources programs at MTSU, Mars Hill University, and the University of South Carolina, turns its focus to Reconstruction and Jim Crow this Fall. TPS–MTSU is leading this phase of the fellowship program. In addition to several readings on the period, fellows recently participated in a virtual session with Dr. Tiffany Momon, an assistant professor of History at Sewanee, exploring “Reconstruction on the Southern Landscape.” Over the next few weeks, fellows will view virtual field trips to the Natchez Street Historic District in Franklin, Special Collections and Archives at the John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library at Fisk University, and Murfreesboro’s Cemetery community and Benevolent Cemetery. Fellows will then take part in a panel discussion exploring how to use place to explore Reconstruction and Jim Crow. They will end this phase of the program by writing lesson plans for their classrooms based on their study.
The work of the TPS Civil Rights Fellowship will be highlighted in a conference in Atlanta, Georgia, next summer. If you are interested in learning more about this conference, sign up here to be added to our mailing list for this event.