Appalachian Teaching Project
In 2010, the Appalachia Regional Commission invited the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University to represent the state of Alabama in the Appalachian Teaching Project, a fifteen-member consortium of universities that offer courses that engage students in research projects that address endemic challenges facing Appalachian communities.
For the past four years, Auburn University has collaborated with the Tuskegee Human & Civil Rights Multicultural Center, a museum and visitor’s center that educates the public on the shared history and heritage of Macon County. That collaboration has resulted in two successful projects which have laid the foundation and created content for 2013 project: a research/action project—a five-hour day-camp type experience for children ages 8 to 13--that assisted the Center in developing and executing new programs that will educate audiences. Students presented on the project at the ATP symposium in Washington, D.C. in December.
Past cooperative projects between Auburn University and the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center include an oral history project on the integration of Macon County Schools as a result of the court case Lee v. Macon, an important decision which ultimately led to the integration of public schools in Alabama.
Last Updated: August 06, 2014