Vickie Garland Malone, a teacher at Mississippi School of the Arts, was selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 15 Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions so teachers can study with experts in humanities disciplines.
Malone participated in a Landmarks Workshop entitled “From Immigrant to Citizen: Asian Pacific Americans In the Northwest.” The one-week program was held at Seattle, Washington and directed by Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.
The teachers selected to participate in the program received a stipend of $1,200 to cover their travel, study, and living expenses.
Topics for the 15 Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops offered for teachers this summer are:
- The Most Southern Place on Earth: Music, Culture, and History in the Mississippi Delta
- The Battle of the Little Bighorn and the Great Sioux War (1876)
- Manifest Destiny Reconsidered: The Utah Experience
- The 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad: Transforming California and the Nation
- America’s Industrial Revolution at The Henry Ford
- Social Movements and Reform in Industrializing America: The Lowell Experience
- New Orleans: Music, Culture and Civil Rights
- Movement, Mobilization, and Militarization: World War II and the Home Front
- Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry
- Forever Wild: The Adirondacks in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
- African Americans in the Making of Early New England
- From Immigrant to Citizen: Asian Pacific Americans in the Northwest
- Gullah Voices: Traditions and Transformations
- Living and Writing Deliberately: The Concord Landscapes and Legacy of Henry Thoreau
- The Problem of the Color Line: Atlanta Landmarks and Civil Rights History
The 1,080 NEH Summer Scholars who participate in these programs of study will teach nearly 159,000 American students the following year.