July 17- July 21, 2023

Closing Session: July 24, 2023

This one-week Summer Institute is for St.Louis metropolitan region high school
teachers who either incorporate aspects of Black culture, history, and literature in their courses or teach at a school that offers or plans to offer the AP/African American Studies course. The Institute will center St.Louis as the focal point for various themes and topics related to African & African AmericanStudies.

The Institute will:

  • expose teachers to Washington University scholars with expertise in African and African American Studies,
  • give teachers access to and knowledge about resources in OlinLibrary, particularly the Special Collections holdings related to African American culture, history, political movements, and arts, and
  • provide teachers support in developing content, instructional activities & field trips for incorporating St. Louis & Black Studies lessons into their course

Monday, July 17- Friday, July 21, 2023

This is a hands-on workshop. Each day of the week-long Institute will be divided into a morning session (9:00AM-12:00PM), lunch, and an afternoon session (1:30PM-4:00PM). The morning session will feature a presentation by a Washington University scholar on a specific theme or subject relevant to the institute. The afternoon session may feature a presentation or a field trip to a relevant St.Louis or campus site.

Closing session: MOnday, July 24, 2023

On the closing day, Monday, July 24th, teachers will present ideas of how to incorporate information from the institute into their lesson plans or classes.


Please complete an application available here.
Space is limited.

Certified teachers of any discipline or subject can apply.
Teachers who participate in the institute will be considered Institute Fellow Alumni!

Application Deadline: June 16, 2023