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Stevens Teacher Selected for Professional Development in Selma, Alabama
Stevens Teacher Selected for Professional Development in Selma, Alabama

Stevens 5th Grade Head Teacher visits Selma, Alabama to engage in summer seminar focused on Civil Rights Movement.

Andréa Javor, 5th Grade Head Teacher in Hoboken, was selected as an NEH Summer Scholar to attend a seminar supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. In July, she joined educators from across the United States and visited Selma, Alabama to learn more about the Civil Rights Movement. Not only did Andréa visit important sites in the history of this social movement, she also got to learn new ways to teach her students about the movement from Civil Rights leaders. Andréa's experience will not only enhance her teaching about this significant movement, but will also inspire her students to become activists themselves. She is excited to share her new insights with fellow faculty members. Check out some of Andréa's photos below and read more about her trip here!

With Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, professor at Ohio State and author of Bloody Lowndes. He spoke of voting rights and the Black Power movement in Lowndes County, Alabama.

With Joanne Bland, Civil Rights activist from Selma, Alabama, in front of the Brown Chapel in Selma. This was the site of the preparation for the march to Montgomery, which was later known as Bloody Sunday (March 7, 1965).

At the Civil Rights Memorial Center/Southern Poverty Law Center.