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March 2020

One-Day Seminar: The American Founding hosted by Shelby County School District (Memphis, TN)

March 23 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This seminar offers an overview of the principles of the American Founding and the documents that embody them, especially the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. These principles will be illuminated through a close study of the events of the American Revolution and the debates on the ratification of the Constitution. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a copy of the reader, on paper, in advance…

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April 2020

One-Day Seminar: Jim Crow: Its Roots and Impact on African Americans hosted by Cheatham Middle School (Ashland City, TN)

April 18 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This seminar will focus on the roots of Jim Crow in the late 19th century. What was the catalyst for Jim Crow legislation? How did the laws and customs of Jim Crow get firmly established? How was it defended by its supporters? How was it attacked by civil rights advocates and how did African Americans respond to the systematic discrimination of Jim Crow? Join your colleagues for a deep dive into documents that describe what C. Vann Woodward called, “The Strange…

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June 2020

One-Day Seminar: Social Reform 1790-1850 hosted by Knox County Schools (Knoxville, TN)

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Early Republic and Antebellum eras experienced tremendous growth and change in American society. This seminar explores the many movements that rise: abolition, temperance, social reform, women’s rights and the Second Great Awakening. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a copy of the reader, on paper, in advance of the program; and digital copies will be available here after early May 2020. Click here to register.

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July 2020

One-Day Seminar: Landmark Supreme Court Cases hosted by Hamilton County Schools (Chattanooga, TN)

July 15 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

While many Supreme Court cases have shaped American policies, this seminar explores cases that focus on the Constitution and Federalism, The Constitution and the Commerce Clause and major Civil Rights Cases. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a copy of the reader, on paper, in advance of the program; and digital copies will be available here after early June 2020. Click here to register.

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August 2020

One-Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties hosted by Hamilton County Schools (Chattanooga, TN)

August 10 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The U.S. Constitution makes no mention of political parties, yet parties began to form shortly after its ratification. Today, it is hard to see how American democracy would work without them. At the same time, parties formed as decentralized political associations that engaged the attention of ordinary citizens and held presidents accountable to local constituencies. But as the power of the presidency (and the federal government) grew, parties shifted their attention from building political support in the states and localities…

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