2024 Teaching Fellowship

2024 Civil Rights Teaching Fellowship

2024 Civil Rights Teaching Fellowship

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is excited to announce its second annual Civil Rights Teaching Fellowship. 

Educators are invited to apply for our Teaching Fellowship led by The Center’s Education staff, guest scholars Dr. Hilary Green and Dr. Karen L. Cox, and education experts Annie Evans and Dr. Jania Hoover. A week-long summer institute will help educators refresh, expand, and inspire best practices for teaching Reconstruction. Following the institute, educators will develop a community of support as they continue to meet monthly with The Center team and mentors from the 2023 Teaching Fellowship.

Program Description

The Civil Rights Teaching Fellowship has two parts: a summer institute at The Center and virtual meetings throughout the school year. This year’s theme is “Teaching Reconstruction in Today’s Classroom.”  

Teaching Fellows will engage with history and education experts on pedagogies, methodologies, and primary sources. They will explore The Center’s current exhibits and work together to develop strategies to utilize museum and archival resources to support equitable and honest curriculum 

Teaching Fellows will meet virtually, throughout the 2024 – 2025 school year. Fellows will convene to discuss lessons, receive assistance, and provide feedback on The Center’s curriculum.

Presenting Scholars: 

  • Dr. Hilary Green | James B. Duke Professor of Africana Studies at Davidson College
  • Dr. Karen Cox | Visiting Lewis P. Jones Professor of History at Wofford College 
  • Annie Evans | Director of Education and Outreach for New American History at the University of Richmond 
  • Dr. Jania Hoover | Social Studies Teacher & Nationally Recognized Education Consultant

Who Should Apply?

We Seek K-12 Educators Who:

  • Cover social studies content related to civil or human rights at any grade level. 
  • Work at public, charter, or independent schools.  
  • Teach in the state of Georgia, particularly educators outside of the Metro Atlanta area.  
  • Seek new ways to adapt to an ever-changing landscape while remaining committed to teaching honest history.  

What are the Program Requirements?

Interested educators must complete the application linked below and attach the following items as a pdf or document file format.  

  • Current Resume 
  • A letter of reference from an administrator or mentor specific to this opportunity 
  • A personal essay describing why you are interested in participating in the Civil Rights Teaching Fellowship and what you hope to gain from the experience. Length: 1.5 – 2 pages Spacing: 1.5 lines  

Important Dates

  • April 19, 2024 – Applications close 
  • May 3, 2024 – Acceptance letters sent out  
  • May 15, 2024 – Participant Registration forms due  
  • June 16 – June 21, 2024 – Summer Institute  
  • July 2024 – First stipend payment 
  • December 2024 – Second stipend payment 

Stipend Information

Applicants selected for the Fellowship will receive a $2,000 stipend. Half of the stipend will be awarded after completing the in-person portion of the program. The final half will be awarded at the end of 2024 calendar year.


Lodging will be provided for participants who reside 75 miles or more from the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. 

Application Information

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm April 19, 2024.  

For questions regarding the Teaching Fellowship or the application process, please contact [email protected].