About the Program

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, our workshop will be held virtually. Activities will be conducted synchronously and asynchronously on the internet. There is no residential component.

This workshop unveils the unknown stories of school desegregation in Virginia and throughout the nation after the U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education. It highlights the role African Americans played in bringing about Brown, the state’s determined resistance, the processes that led to initial and then token school desegregation, the eventual integration of public education, and the slow decline of school integration in recent decades.

We invite school teachers (grades 6-12) to participate in a one-week virtual workshop on school desegregation in Virginia following the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision.

Teachers will interact with leading historians in the field, engage historic sites and archives, and will discuss curricular and teaching techniques related to this subject.

Dates: July 11-16 and July 25-30, 2021
Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
Stipend: $1,300

Project Directors: 

Yonghee Suh, Old Dominion University
Brian Daugherity, Virginia Commonwealth University