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.

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