This summer, join your colleagues for the Holtzclaw Summer Institute on Southern Black Education. This two week project will allow participants the opportunity to explore the life and legacy of William H. Holtzclaw, the founder of the Utica Normal and Industrial Institute, which later became Utica Junior College and Hinds Community College-Utica, an HBCU community college in rural Mississippi. The workshop will cover the role of the “Little Tuskegees” in the Jim Crow South through seminar discussions on the historical context, African American autobiography, incorporating archival work in your classroom, the role of the Black press, and the Utica Jubilee singers. Participants will create a teaching unit for use in their classrooms and to share with other project participants. This project is funded through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Tentative Workshop Outline

Week 1 – June 2017 (online)

Week 2 – July 10-14, 2017


Participants will receive:

  • $1000 participant stipend.
  • A resource kit to take back to your classroom.
  • 5 nights room and board at the Eagle Ridge Conference Center, Raymond, MS.
  • Three graduate hours from our partner institution, Mississippi College.

This program is open to faculty at high schools, community colleges and universities. Only 10 slots are available, so apply today! The deadline for applications is April 7th with selected participants notified by April 21st.

Summer Institute Application

[Applications are now closed. Thank you for your interest! Applicants will be notified by April 21st.]