McComb Legacies: Reclaiming Our Past for a Brighter Future

McComb Legacies:
Reclaiming Our Past for a Brighter Future

A Civil Rights Education Summit
Honoring C.C. Bryant
June 21-23, 2006

McComb High School
310 7th Street
McComb, Mississippi

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Wednesday, June 21:
8:00 am Registration and Coffee Hour
9:00 am Welcome
Mayor Thomas Walman, City of McComb
Charles Dunagin, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, McComb School District
Dr. Pat Cooper, Superintendent, McComb School District
9:15 am Remarks
Dr. Hank Bounds, Mississippi State Superintendent
9:30 a m Opening Panel “Civil Rights Teaching Today”:
Panelists: Dr. John Dittmer, Maggie Donovan, Dr. Jenice View, Hollis Watkins, Charles Dunagin
10:30 – 11:30 am Concurrent Workshops:
Workshop 1:
Presenter: Jennifer Abraham,
The T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History, Louisiana State University
Workshop 2:
Presenter: Adrienne Kupper,
New York Historical Society
“Slavery in New York: Exploring the Topic with Students and Teachers”
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch on your own
1:00 – 2:00 pm Concurrent Workshops:
Workshop 1:
Presenter: Jennifer Clark,
Facing History and Ourselves
“Educational Equity: Revisiting the Little Rock Nine”
Workshop 2:
Deborah Menkart and Dr. Jenice View,
Teaching for Change
“Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching”
2:00 – 3:00 pm Concurrent Workshops:
Workshop 1:
Presenter: Lecia Brooks,
Southern Poverty Law Center
“The Stories Told and the People Honored in the Civil Rights Memorial Center”
Workshop 2:
Maggie Donovan,
Cape Cod, MA,
educator and SNCC activist
“Bring it on: Young Children Respond to the Civil Rights Movement”
3:00 – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 – 5:15 pm McComb Civil Rights Driving Tour: Bus 1, led by Tazwell Bowsky
5:30 – 7:00 pm McComb Civil Rights Driving Tour: Bus 2, led by Tazwell Bowsky, ending at the Martin Luther King Community Center
7:00 – 8:30 pm Reception in Honor of McComb Civil Rights Leaders at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Center (601 Martin Luther King Drive)
Remarks: The Honorable William F. Winter
and “Telling a Story: C.C. Bryant narrative”
Judith Barlow-Roberts, University of Mississippi
Thursday, June 22:
9:00 am Keynote Address: 
Hollis Watkins, Southern Echo
10:00 – 11:00 am Concurrent Workshops:
Workshop 1:
Presenter: Dr. Nancy Bercaw,
University of Mississippi
“Tracing Slavery in the Neshoba County Archives”
Workshop 2:
Dr. Jennifer Stollman,
Salem College
“Activists Talking Past Each Other: The Challenges of Racial Reconciliation on a College Campus”
11:00 am – 12:00 noon General Session:
Brenda Travis
Former McComb Student Activist
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch on your own
1:30 – 2:30 pm Concurrent Workshops:
Workshop 1:
1906 Atlanta Race Riots presentation
Workshop 2:
McComb Teachers/Students
2:30 – 3:30 pm Concurrent Workshops:
Workshop 1:
L.B. Fowler,
Lesson Plans for Grade 7-12
Workshop 2:
Alex Thomas,
Developing Sites for Cultural Tourism
3:30 – 4:30 pm Concurrent Workshop:
Workshop 1:
Robert “Kool Black” Horton,
The People’s Insitute for Survival and Beyond
Workshop 2:
Lillie Gayle Smith,
Delta State University
“Exploring the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement Curriculum”
4:30 – 5:30 pm General Planning Session for CREED:
Implementation of SB 2718
7:00 pm Burglund Honorary Graduation Ceremony at Higgins Middle School (formerly Burglund High School)
Speaker: Brenda Travis
Friday, June 23
9:00 – 10:00 am Keynote Address:
Recent Historiography on the Civil Rights Movement
Dr. John Dittmer, DePauw University
10:00 – 11:00 am General Session:
Dr. James T. Campbell
Brown University
“Facing History: The Politics of Retrospective Justice”
11:00 – 12:00 noon General Session:
Dr. Nan Woodruff
UNESCO’s Breaking the Silence: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Project

To learn more, you may contact the Winter Institute at 662-915-6734 orwwirr@olemiss.edu.

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