The Revealing Histories Summer Institute is a virtual two-week seminar program that will focus on Black American history. Participants will immerse themselves in robust discussions with accomplished educators, artists, historians and museum curators.

Topics will include Black American history, cultural sensitivity, and issues of race, systemic racism, inequity and exclusion, anti-racism and transformative civic engagement.

Participants will examine The 1619 Project* and rich primary documents and archival resources. They will think together about the power of history to transform their understanding of the present and to create more just futures.

Participants will be empowered to engage confidently, have meaningful dialogues and contribute to positive social change. They will be given an opportunity to experience cultural humility and strengthen their respect for cultural differences, become aware of their own biases and transform them. They will be able to bring sensitivity and respect to revelatory histories.

*The 1619 Project was published in The New York Times Magazine in August 2019 to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in colonial America.


Week One: June 14-15 & 17-18 

Week Two: June 21-22 & 24-25 

Session Times: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Daily Meet & Greet: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Presented virtually via Zoom

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The Revealing Histories CSRD Summer Institute will provide participants with substantive and inspiring opportunities to focus on and be immersed in rich scholarship and discussions about Black history and culture.

  • Immersive training in anti-bias, cultural sensitivity, equity, inclusion, belonging and anti-racism 
  • Immersion in the content of The 1619 Project 
  • Immersion in and practical usage of the free “1619” resources from the Pulitzer Center
  • Engaging with histories of Black Americans in science, art, math, engineering, technology, literature, music, fashion and more ​
  • Connecting with scholars, artists, museum curators, educators, students and parents who have engaged with, have taught and have been impacted by The 1619 Project.
  • Engaging with histories of Black Americans in science, art, math, engineering, technology, literature, music, fashion and more 
  • Connecting with scholars, artists, museum curators, educators, students and parents who have engaged with, have taught and have been impacted by The 1619 Project.

Course Foundation

Participants will be immersed in anti-racism, cultural sensitivity, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging throughout the program. This is fundamental to delivering this work, as students quickly recognize partiality when they encounter it.

Participants will learn to navigate the Pulitzer Center website, where The 1619 Project resources are housed. Educators who’ve experienced success in teaching these concepts will share their lesson plans and address questions. Students who’ve been exposed to the material will share testimonials that speak to the relevance of adding this important work to the teaching repertoire for teachers of history, social studies, civics, science, English and math.

Virtual guided tours through various historical institutions such as the Smithsonian Institute and local museums will be included as well to learn about the accomplishments of Black Americans. Lastly, recommendations for books, films, podcasts, documentaries, and journaling will challenge the participant to engage with the topics on a deep and personal level.

Participants will be invited to continue The 1619 Project immersion through a post-institute “1619 Study Collective.”

Summer institute
Week One: June 14-15 & 17-18 Week Two: June 21-22 & 24-25

Virtual Zoom