Join us this summer in New York City to unpack the intertwined histories of Abolition and Woman Suffrage at two premiere institutions: Brooklyn Historical Society and the Museum of the City of New York.

Freedom for One, Freedom for All? Abolition and Woman Suffrage, 1830s – 1920s, is a two-week NEH Summer Institute co-led by Brooklyn Historical Society and the Museum of the City of New York. The institute will run from July 18–29, 2016 and guide 30 middle and high school teachers—our NEH Summer Scholars—in an exploration of the intertwined histories of the abolitionist and woman suffrage movements in the United States. NEH Summer Scholars will work with prominent scholars in the fields of U.S. history, African American studies, women and gender studies, and law, including Deborah Gray White, Manisha Sinha, Judith Wellman, Nancy Hewitt, Julie Gallagher, Martha Jones, and Wanda Hendricks to explore a rich array of primary sources and historical scholarship on view at both institutions. Over the course of the two-week institute, teachers will learn new narratives about these seminal movements in American history and the connections between them. In light of upcoming important anniversaries for both the abolition and suffrage movements, participants will also learn ways to connect past with present using the lenses of race, gender, and class to unpack inequities and injustices that continue to challenge our nation.
Applications are due March 1, 2016, so don’t wait to apply! Candidates will receive notification on March 31, 2016.

Participants who complete the two-week NEH Summer Institute receive $2,100 to help offset the costs of travel to and from New York City, books and materials, living expenses, and housing. Stipends are taxable and supplemental funds will not be given.




Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities