Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Local Teacher Receives National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Teaching Fellowship

Alynn Parham (Provided by Thomasville History Center)

WILLIAMSBURG — Alynn Parham, a teacher at Jamestown High School, has been accepted to participate in its workshop for educators sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Thomasville History Center announced that it, along with several nationally recognized scholars, will teach educators about the long civil rights struggle that took place in Southwest Georgia from Reconstruction through Brown v. The Board of Education.

“I am thrilled to attend this NEH fellowship in Thomasville, Georgia. as I know this workshop will allow me to provide more resources in my classes,” said Parham about the opportunity.

Parham is a Jamestown High School social studies teacher. She teaches World History II, World Geography, and African American History. This is the second year that Parham has attended an NEH fellowship after she attended one from William & Mary last summer.

The educators will spend six days learning about the struggle for equality In the African American community, the challenges of racism and prejudice faced by that population and how their paths intersected with other communities across the region. They will visit locations including The Jack Hadley Black History Museum, Tall Timbers Research Station, Pebble Hill Plantation, the Thomasville Regional Airport, among others.

Alynn is one of 62 educators selected from a group of more than 100 applicants. She will receive a $1,300 stipend to cover her travel and lodging costs.

For more information about the Thomasville History Center visit its official website.

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