Putting our AHPEG funding to good use, co-PI Dr. Sara Scott Shields, graduate assistant Danielle Henn, and undergraduate research assistant Lydia Moss ran a packed summer intensive program for teens this July.

  • Check out the photographs from this week, below!
  • Also, here is a neat write-up from the Tallahassee Democrat! ARTICLE
What did we do during the summer program?

Our experience focused on the legacy of the civil rights movement in Tallahassee, using primary source materials and experiences to introduce this theme to teen participants.

We visited the State Archive, historical sites, and spoke to activists who participated in the movement in their youth.

In response, teens reflected on how this past connects to present issues regarding race relations in the United States, activism, and community engagement.

Who was involved?

Thanks to our grant funding, this program was free for participating students. We asked middle and high school art teachers in our county to nominate two students each, who we then invited to participate. Students received a stipend upon completing the program, in the form of a gift card.

What’s next?

We have invited students back to a monthly art club, to continue our work.

In the meantime, our research team is working on analyzing how this experience informs a curriculum model for civically engaged art education.

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