National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute

Co-Directors Waldo E. Martin, Jr., Patricia A. Sullivan, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Since 1997, the National Endowment for the Humanities has supported a summer institute at the Hutchins Center for college teachers on the history of the Civil Rights Movement, co-directed by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Waldo E. Martin, Jr., and Patricia A. Sullivan. The Hutchins Center welcomed the 2017 NEH Summer Institute, “What Happened to the Civil Rights Movement?” from June 26–July 21, 2017. Organized around new and recent scholarship, the 2017 NEH Summer Institute worked with college teachers in identifying major themes, questions, and approaches to the history of the largely southern-based Civil Rights Movement and the broader struggles that moved to the forefront in the 1960s around urban conditions, poverty, criminal justice, access to housing, and school segregation.