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THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Summer Teacher Institute applications

The Memphis Heritage Trail (MHT) is hosting the 2019 Summer Teacher Institute: Road to Civil Rights. The program will capitalize on a wealth of historical and cultural resources that demonstrate an understanding of the contributions African-Americans have made to the City of Memphis.

Educators attending the Summer Institute will acquire new content knowledge and develop a MHT curriculum that can be integrated with various academic disciplines. The deadline to submit applications is April 19, with a notification of acceptance by May 3. The program is one week, June 3-7, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Withers Collection Museum and Gallery located at 333 Beale Street.

Download the application from the MHT website at www.memphisheritagetrail.com by clicking on the curriculum tab. Educators that attend the program will receive a $500 stipend. There are only 50 spaces available for this program.

The MHT is a City of Memphis, Housing and Community Development initiative that focuses on utilizing heritage tourism as an economic development driver in community development and revitalization efforts. The 20-block area of historical and cultural assets encompasses over 50 sites, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Reflection Site, I AM A Man Plaza, Robert R. Church Park, Withers Collection Museum and Gallery, Universal Life, National Civil Rights Museum, Beale Street and Mason Temple.

For More Information, visit www.memphisheritagetrail.com. Or, contact: Felicia Harris, planning administrator, City of Memphis, Housing and Community Development. E-mail: Felicia.Harris@memphistn.gov; Office: 901-636-7403.


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