The City, Segregation, and Civil Rights with Brian J. Purnell (Bowdoin College)

Open to: All Full-time PreK-12 Classroom Teachers
Opportunity at a Glance: With New York City as a focal point, during this three session course participants will explore the policies and patterns of racial discrimination beyond the South during the twentieth century. In addition, participants will examine major Civil Rights movements in other parts of the country, paying special attention to racial segregation in public schools, and the tremendous work of activists to overcome it.

During these three sessions participants will do the following:

  • Learn from Dr. Purnell in the first two sessions; and
  • Exchange ideas with each other during the third session.

Participants are selected by application or nomination, and have some homework for each session.

CTLE credits offered. Cost: $175, paid by your school. Scholarships are available.
Key dates: The following sessions will take place from 4:00p.m. – 5:30p.m. EST

  • Wednesday December 1st, 2021
  • Wednesday December 8th, 2021
  • Wednesday December 15th, 2021

Location: Virtual
Registration deadline: 11/04/2021
Take action: Learn more about this and other programs, then apply or nominate a colleague at
For more information: Rene Marion, Dean of Fellows, rene@academyforteachers