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Week 1 Schedule

  • To facilitate discussion, we will ask participants to read assigned primary and secondary texts in advance. Except for Sunday, each day of the workshop will focus on addressing an overall question (s) and how to use the readings and landmarks visited to address those questions. While we will organize formal tours of every site we visit, we will allow time for self-exploration, especially at Pebble Hill, Thomasville History Center and the Jack Hadley Black History Museum. One of the enduring legacies of the workshop will be given you and the wider community access to a range of primary sources from the Thomasville History Center and other institutions in Thomasville. One of the themes that will run through the week-long workshop is how much we still need to learn about the struggle of African Americans to gain the full measure of freedom. For instance, men such as Henry O. Flipper saw military service as a profession that offered the opportunity only to meet prejudice and discrimination.


    Landmark:  Thomasville History Center 

    In the late afternoon the Institute Co-Directors Greg Mixon and G. Kurt Piehler will be joined by Anne McCudden, Director of the Thomasville History Center who will offer a short orientation for all participants in the workshop and provide time for them to visit the museum and the historic buildings of the Thomasville History Center. To foster collegiality among participants we will organize an informal barbecue dinner. If weather permits, we will offer a walking tour back to the Marriott and point out key landmarks on Dawson Street.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: March 3, 2023

Acceptance/Regrets: April 3, 2023
Accept/Decline Offer: April 14, 2023
Waitlist Accept/Regrets: April 15, 2023

Session I: July 9-14, 2023
Session II: July 23- July 28, 2023


Thomasville History Center
725 N Dawson St,
Thomasville, GA 31792