Larissa Fergeson

Dr. Larissa Fergeson attended the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute for College and University Teachers at the W.E.B. DuBois Institute at Harvard for four weeks. The institute focused on African-American Struggles for Freedom and Civil Rights, 1865-1965. NEH Summer Institutes aim to prepare NEH Summer Scholars to return to their classrooms with a deeper knowledge of current scholarship in key fields of the humanities.” Dr. Fergeson, whose research focuses on civil rights history in Virginia, used the institute to revise her courses on African-American History and on the Civil Rights Movement in the South, as well as to work on her book manuscript, Where the South Begins: Civil Rights Struggles in Virginia, 1930-1960.

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