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Register for "The Civil Rights of Native Americans"

April 9, 2022, 8:30 AM ET - 2:15 PM ET | Hosted by: NC Department of Public Instruction (Fayetteville, NC) | Discussion Leader: Dr. Jace Weaver

When they hear the term, Civil Rights, most Americans may think of African American civil rights, women’s rights, Asian or Hispanic rights. But perhaps no other group’s struggle for full citizenship in what became the United States is a poignant as that of Native Americans. From their initial encounter with white European, the indigenous people of America faced threats to their land, their way of live, and their lives. Join us as we examine the long difficult history of the indigenous peoples struggle for civil rights.

This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings, and with the Discussion Leader facilitating the conversation, instead of lecturing or presenting. Registrants, therefore, are highly encouraged to read all the documents in advance and come ready with questions. Teachers will receive a Letter of Attendance at the conclusion of the seminar.


Teaching American History
"It gave me a better understanding of the Founders’ views. They saw that restricting religious liberty is not only wrong; it leads to animosity within society. This year, I will begin both my government class and my class on “Law and Modern Society” with George Washington’s Letter to the Hebrew Congregation at Newport." — Sean B.