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Black Lives Matter slogan painted on the street in Washington, DC

New NHC Institute Builds on Efforts to Strengthen Teaching in African American Studies

The National Humanities Center is working to help teachers with questions about the civil rights struggle and other topics in African American studies through its Teaching African American Studies Institutes. The newest of these, More Than a Slogan: Understanding the Historical Context of Black Lives Matter (February 6–10), will provide an immersive, hands-on learning experience to help educators better understand the approaches and historical perspectives required to teach African American studies to K–12 students.


National Humanities Center Names Students for 2022–23 Leadership Council

The NHC is pleased to welcome twenty-two undergraduates who have been selected for the Center’s National Humanities Leadership Council. Nominated by faculty from colleges and universities across the country, these students will receive professional development and mentoring from leading scholars and other humanities professionals as well as research support, opportunities for networking, and access to NHC programming and expertise.