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19th Annual Teachers Institute
Monday - Friday | July 8 - 12, 2013
The year 1863 has been regarded by many as the turning point of the Civil War. From Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation that freed slaves throughout the South and led to the formation of the United States Colored Troops to the death of “Stonewall” Jackson, and groundbreaking Union victories at Vicksburg and Gettysburg, it was a year of landmark events. Join the staff of The Museum of the Confederacy and guest lecturers as we explore the pivotal events of 1863 through special sessions, tours & discussions.
Sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
Edward L. Ayers, Ph.D., President of the University of Richmond The anniversary of formal emancipation provides us the opportunity to consider freedom from multiple perspectives. This talk will try to explain where freedom came from, how people—sometimes intentionally and sometimes not—brought the end of the largest system of slavery in the modern world.
Stephen and Paul Kendrick, authors of Douglass and Lincoln:
Kenneth L. Brown, medical professional, reenactor and educator, will lead a session detailing the experiences of the United States Colored Troops, over 180,000 in number that served during the American Civil war, discussing the difficulties they faced and their accomplishments.
John W. Mountcastle, Ph.D., Brigadier General, U.S. Army Ret., Adjunct Professor, University of Richmond will explore the reasons behind Lee’s Gettysburg campaign, the conduct of the battle and reasons for its results, and the impact of this 3-day struggle in early July, 1863 on the outcome of the Civil War.
Elementary, middle, and high school educators teaching in a public or private school environment are invited to apply. Space is limited to 20 teachers, and preference will be given to teachers currently teaching the American Civil War. To register use our online application form or contact the Museum's educational programs coordinator by phone at 855-649-1861 ext. 121 or by email. Selection of applicants will begin on April 15 but registration will remain open until the Institute is filled. Approved applicants will be notified and billed for the $110 registration fee. Upon receipt of payment, all Virginia participants will be issued stipend checks to offset the registration fee or to be used toward travel expenses.
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The Museum of the Confederacy
1201 East Clay Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Teachers who wish to take the course for 3 graduate credit hours may do so through The University of Richmond for a fee. Inquire for details. Applicants taking the course for credit will be required by the university to do additional coursework before, during and after the scheduled class.
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