HISTORIC TREMÉ

CONGO SQUARE

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MUSEUM

CLAIBORNE CORRIDOR

PRESERVATION HALL

ST. AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Landmark & Research Sites
Schedule & Activities

Below is an outline of the program of study and a tentative schedule for workshop activities. Please note that some elements are subject to change. With a faculty of over 25 scholars and artists, some slight adjustments may be necessary!

View a graphic representation of workshop activities here.

SUNDAY

Evening: Welcome Reception & Campus Orientation

MONDAY

Morning:

  • Workshop Framing: Agreements and Openings – Sharing Interests and Inquiry  
    Presenters: Co-Directors, Bruce Sunpie Barnes & Sonya Robinson
  • Site Visit: Congo Square: Experiencing History, Engaging in Performance
    Presenters: Luther Gray, Jamilah Peters-Muhamed, Congo Square Preservation Society, Freddi Williams Evans

Afternoon:

  • Experiential Investigation: Responding to Congo Square – Using Images, Sound Recording, Spoken Word and Movement
    Presenter: Co-Director Sonya Robinson
  • Lecture and Author Interview: The Significance of Congo Square: New Orleans in the Era of Slavery and Beyond
    Presenter: Freddi Williams Evans
  • Experiential Investigation: Examining Social Constructs of Race in the Classroom: An Ethnographer’s Lens 
    Presenter: Freddi Williams Evans; Resource Highlight: Talk That Music Talk Text & Curriculum
  • Synthesis & Application: Brainstorming K-12 Connections 
    NEH Summer Scholars, Co-Director Sonya Robinson and Tulane Teacher Preparation & Certification Program (TPCP) Faculty Shannon Blady, PhD or Brooke Grant, PhD

TUESDAY

Morning:

  • Place-based Learning – Bus & Walking Tour: The Role of Culture in Facing Challenges to Community Identity
    Presenter: Co-Director Bruce Barnes

    • Jazz Alley Bus Tour – Dew Drop Inn, Homes of Buddy Bolden, Kid Ory and King Oliver
    • Claiborne Corridor Walking Tour – Black Men of Labor, Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club, Claiborne Avenue Bridge
    • Historic Tremé Site Visits – Backstreet Cultural Museum, St. Augustine Church

Afternoon:

  • Lecture and Q&A: Struggles of Reconstruction, Segregation, and Jim Crow in New Orleans
    Presenter: Nikki Lynne Marie Brown, PhD
  • Synthesis & Application: Content or Grade Level Group Discussions: Project Ideas
    Coaches: Workshop Co-Director Sonya Robinson and TPCP Faculty Shannon Blady, PhD or Brooke Grant, PhD; Resource Highlight: Music Rising K-12 Online Resources & Planning Template
  • Research & Collections: New Orleans Jazz Museum & Archive – Connecting Research to Objects from a Museum Collection
    Presenter: Museum Director Greg Lambousy

WEDNESDAY

Morning:

  • Research & Collections
    • Hogan Jazz Archive – Utilizing Physical Artifacts & Resources in the Archive; Presenters: Curators Lynn Abbott and Alaina Hébert
    • Howard A. Tilton Memorial Library – Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) – A Scholar’s Process & Student Research; Presenters: LaRC Collection Head Leon Miller, Laura Rosanne Adderley, PhD

Afternoon:

  • Lecture and Q&A: Civil and Human Rights in 20th Century New Orleans
    Presenter: Nikki Lynne Marie Brown, PhD
  • Synthesis & Application: Developing Inquiry-driven, Integrated Units of Study
    Presenters: Workshop Co-Director Sonya Robinson and TPCP Faculty Shannon Blady, PhD or Brooke Grant, PhD; Resource Highlights: Online collections of the Tulane Jazz Archive, Amistad Research Center, EDSITEment (NEH)

Evening:

  • Panel: Culture, Resistance & Community: Civil Rights, Social Aid and the Black Arts Movement
    Panelists: Jerome Smith, Dorotha Smith Simmons, Fred Johnson
  • Experiential Investigation: Community Sing: Freedom Songs
    Facilitator: Wendi Moore O’Neal

THURSDAY

Morning:

  • Lecture and Discussion: Gender and Jazz in New Orleans
    Presenter: Courtney Bryan, PhD
  • Synthesis & Application: Curating Resources; Expanding Lesson and Activity Plans
    Presenters: Previous (2017) NEH Summer Scholars; Workshop Co-Director Sonya Robinson and TPCP Faculty Shannon Blady, PhD or Brooke Grant; Resource Highlights: A Closer Walk, LEH/KnowLA Websites, New Orleans National Jazz Historical Park

Afternoon:

  • Lecture and Q&A: Evolution of New Orleans Music: From Congo Square to the Present Day
    Presenter: Matt Sakakeeny, PhD
  • Site Visit: Preservation Hall
    Authenticity, Commodity and Economy in America’s Art Form
    Performance and Interview Session: Musicians of Preservation Hall, Hall Programs Director Ashley Shabankareh

FRIDAY

Morning:

  • Synthesis & Application: Final Planning and Presentations
    Presenters: 2019 NEH Summer Scholars; Workshop Co-Directors Sonya Robinson and Bruce Sunpie Barnes; TPCP Faculty Shannon Blady, PhD or Brooke Grant, PhD
  • Group Reflection: NEH Summer Scholars, Co-Directors Bruce Sunpie Barnes and Sonya Robinson

Afternoon:

  • Synthesis & Application: New Orleans Jazz Museum – Independent Exploration
    2019 NEH Summer Scholars, in pairs, explore exhibits of their choice
  • Panel Q&A & Performance: Beyond Tradition: New Orleans Now
    Panelists: Courtney Bryan, DMA and additional artists TBA
    Moderator: Matt Sakakeeny, PhD
  • Presentation of Certificates and Adjourn
Assignments

Assignments will include readings and films (shared with accepted participants prior to the workshop), online interaction with our community of learners, and design of an applied classroom project.