Buffalo Grove High School English teacher Ami E. Relf was selected among hundreds of applicants to study Alabama's legacy in the Civil Rights Movement this summer.
Relf is one of only 30 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholars from a competitive, national applicant pool to attend NEH’s Summer Institute, titled “Stony Road We Trod, Exploring Alabama’s Civil Rights Legacy.”
The National Endowment for the Humanities is a federal agency that annually supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities and cultural institutions. The program aims at providing teachers the chance to study with experts in humanities disciplines.
Educators selected to take part in this intensive institute will participate in lectures by scholars, interact with iconic leaders and foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement, travel to key sites of memory as well as sites dedicated to the preservation of civil rights history (in Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, and Tuskegee, Alabama), and review archival film footage and other primary source documents as they develop curricular projects.