Brief overview of education programming

Aspects seen within all of our offerings are reflected below: Locality, Intergenerational, Youth Voice

  • Local history
  • History beneath their feet
  • Students can begin to see themselves and imagine themselves in a history that is dynamic
  • Civil Rights today
  • Who our community mentors are
  • Local heroes
  • Authentic relationships and connections to meet student needs
  • Audio immersion program
  • Space for student-led discussions in workshops
  • Project based learning to engage student expression, creativity, and critical thinking


  • Learning Across Generations is our education curriculum that we offer to K-12 classrooms in Orange County. The curriculum consists of two main pillars: the Civil Rights in Chapel Hill workshop, and the Arts and Methods of Oral History workshop. The Civil Rights in Chapel Hill is a narrative retelling of what happened here during the Public Accommodations Movement in the 1960's. Each year, we teach this program in several local schools.
  • Audio Immersion Youth Program is our high school radio program, aimed primarily at students 14-18 from Chapel Hill and Carrboro. The radio show is broadcast monthly on WXYC-Chapel Hill. Participants of the program work with mentors from the Jackson Center, WXYC, and Blackspace Chapel Hill to produce shows centered around important social and political issues.