The Christian denominations supported the boarding or residential schools over the day school model (though they also ran many of the day schools on the reserves).
I have always been fascinated by the Balkan region of Southern Europe. Comprised of countries including Greece, Albania, Turkey, Romania, and more, and with people of countless religions and languages, the area is rarely studied in-depth in most high schools, and yet provides a rich cultural and historical case study. This year, with support from a Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grant, I set out to develop a multimedia, project-based learning tool for use in schools that explores the history of the Balkans and how this history helps us to understand European culture and identity today.
This series of lessons is meant as a pre or post-visit activity for teachers and students visiting the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. This series explores several classic soul songs—and their social and historical contexts—during their recording throughout the civil rights movement. The stories of the artists, the music, and the lyrics provide a window into the ways that music can inspire social change.
In their book The Companion to Southern Literature, Joseph Flora and Lucinda MacKethan describe the Southern lady and the younger Southern belle, social types that exuded the traditional characteristics to which many white Southerners expected girls to aspire for much of the twentieth ce
From gospel and soul to R&B and funk music, Cleotha, Pervis, Yvonne, Mabel and their father Roebuck "Pops" Staples had several hits rise to the top of the billboard charts.
Stax Music Academy performing "Green Onions" by Booker T and the MGs. (2014). Booker T and the MGs were an integrated band performing in Memphis and elsewhere at a time when most of the South was still segregated.