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Jonathan Scott Holloway, Professor of History, African American Studies, and American Studies, Yale University


This seminar explores the rise of Jim Crow in the United States and tracks it forward to its modern post–civil rights manifestations. Seminar participants will work with a range of primary sources to interpret the shifting social, economic, political, psychological, and cultural trauma associated with this set of racial practices. Close attention will be paid to the effects of Jim Crow on both sides of the color line.

Modeled upon our highly praised Teacher Seminars, the course will make advanced credentials and summer professional development a reality for teachers unable to spend days or weeks away from home—and those who prefer to study from the comfort and convenience of home, or while on the go. This seminar includes live lectures by lead scholars, live digital pedagogy sessions, pre-recorded guest lectures, and a virtual field trip.

Technical Requirements

Participants will be required to have a high-speed internet connection and a computer capable of viewing streaming video.  Additionally, participants will be strongly encouraged to have a working webcam and microphone (or a webcam with a built-in microphone), for taking part in live discussions. 


July 25, 26, 29, 30, and 31

Live instruction will occur from 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. EST and 4:00 P.M - 5:00 P.M.


Readings are sent by the Institute to seminar participants. Readings may include:

Marable, Manning, and Leith Mullings, eds. Let Nobody Turn Us Around: Voices of Resistance, Reform, and Renewal: An African American Anthology. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, Inc., 2009.

Wright, Richard. 12 Million Black Voices. New York: Basic Books, 2002.

Graduate Credit

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is proud to announce its agreement with Adams State University to offer three hours of graduate credit in American history to participating seminar teachers. For more information click here.


Email the Teacher Seminars department or call 646-366-9666.

July 25th, 2013 9:00 AM   through   July 31st, 2013 5:00 PM
Online Seminar
United States

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Seminar Fee
Attending $50.00
Not Attending $0.00

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