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Scroll down to see all our available trainings and workshops. If you have questions regarding the posted events, contact Paul Bonnici at 919.962.1544 or

For virtual events, any educator is welcome to apply, including pre-service teachers, K-12 teachers, community college and university faculty, and community educators.

Click here to inquire about CEUs for attending our virtual programs.

View recordings of past Teaching Hard History virtual programs here. View recordings of past Carolina Voices programs here.

Jim Crow in North Carolina

Monday, January 25 | 4:00pm – 7:00pm via Zoom

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Jim Crow was a system of racial apartheid in the American South that lasted for nearly one hundred years, affecting every part of Southern life, from racial segregation to social etiquette. The system had many features, but its primary function was to promote and maintain a white supremacist racial order, the remnants of which are still shape our present. In this virtual workshop, we will explore the history of Jim Crow in North Carolina through a conversation with historian and legal scholar Richard Paschal, author of the new book Jim Crow in North Carolina: The Legislative Program from 1865 to 1920.

This will be followed by a special live stream of the musical “The Movement,” a historical acapella that chronicles the fight against Jim Crow that took place in the Children’s March of 1963. (Attendees are encouraged to grab their dinner, and invite their entire family to watch along. The show is designed for 4th graders through adults.)

Teachers will learn about resources for teaching about Jim Crow, including an overview of the newly launched website, On the Books, a project of UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries that provides the first-ever catalogue of searchable Jim Crow laws for the entire state of North Carolina. Attendees will learn about this innovative resource from a member of the project team, as well as explore the classroom materials available for teaching about Jim Crow and related themes in your classrooms.

Teachers will receive instructions on how to access a second performance for students on Tuesday or Wednesday following the event.

**Prior to attending this events, participants are asked to read this brief article about the book by Paschal, as well as this article about Jim Crow laws in general for context.

**Attending K-12 teachers are eligible receive a free book related to the program’s content after participating, with a choice of Freedom’s Children or Jim Crow in North Carolina. The first 50 K-12 teachers who complete their post-event survey will receive a book. CEUs are also available.

This workshop is provided by Carolina K-12, the North Caroliniana Society, and the NC Museum of History, with funding from the North Caroliniana Society and the Braitmayer Foundation.


Rifles, Radio and Resistance: Robert F. Williams and the Black Freedom Movement


Featuring Dr. Freddie Parker & Dr. Seth Kotch | Moderated by Christie Norris, Carolina K-12

***Registrants are encouraged to complete this reading, “Teaching About Self Defense in the African American Freedom Struggle,” prior to participation.***

While our history books usually include a watered-down version of the American Civil Rights Movement and its use of non-violent direct action, little attention is paid to the courageous resistance to white supremacy enacted by men such as North Carolina’s Robert F. Williams. The defiance of Mr. Williams and thousands of other activists, including the partnership of his wife Mabel, illustrates how black Southerners were prepared to defend themselves, their families, their homes, and their rights however necessary – including armed self-defense if and when necessary. In this session, we will examine the influences, philosophies, leadership, and action of Robert F. Williams, which as written by Dr. Tim Tyson, “illustrates that ‘the civil rights movement’ and ‘the Black Power movement’ emerged from the same soil, confronted the same predicaments, and reflected the same quest for African American freedom.”

All educators (K-12, community college, university) are welcome to attend, including community educators and individuals with interest in the topic. Material shared will be most relevant for educators of grade 8 and higher, however.

This event is provided by Carolina K-12 and the NC Museum of History, with funding from the Braitmayer Foundation.


Virtual CEUs

CEUs are provided for all programming, including virtual programs. Click here for more information on requesting CEUs for virtual programming.


Cancellation for Carolina K-12 Trainings

Carolina K-12 is dedicated to assisting teachers by providing free trainings, materials, participant meals, etc. Carolina K-12 does not require a deposit or fee to attend our trainings; therefore, we ask that registered participants needing to cancel do so at least one week prior to the training date. Please understand that participants who do not cancel their spot in a timely fashion prevent teachers on the waiting list from participating.

Attend Carolina Public Humanities’ Adventures in Ideas Seminars at a Discount & Receive a $75 Stipend Post-Attendance!

In addition to the free teacher trainings offered by Carolina K-12, educators can also register to attend an Adventures in Ideas seminar offered by Carolina Public Humanities (CPH). While these lectures are designed for a general audience and will not include pedagogical training, they are an excellent way for teachers to broaden their content knowledge in various subjects as life-long-learners.

Scholarships covering 50% of the tuition are available for all Adventures in Ideas seminars for currently employed full-time teachers, librarians, and administrators in K-12 public and private schools and community colleges. These teacher scholarships for general seminars are made possible by generous donors to CPH. Check out the listing of Adventures in Ideas seminars offered by CPH, here.

If you see an Adventures in Ideas seminar you would like to attend, take the following steps to apply for the 50% discount:

  • Register using our online shopping cart. Select the “this guest is a teacher/educator” option when completing your registration form.
  • Call us at 919.962.1544 to register over the phone

Please note:

  • Teachers are eligible for one $75 travel stipend per semester. The 50% discount can be applied to multiple Adventures in Ideas seminars. These discounts and travel stipends to not apply to any other CPH events.
  • Funding restrictions do not allow us to award scholarships to substitute or retired teachers. CPH’s “first time participant’s discount” or a “three or more discount” may not be combined with a teacher scholarship.
  • Should you need to cancel your participation, $30 is non-refundable. Reservations for optional meals may be cancelled up to noon two business days before a seminar.
  • Applications without a signature or payment cannot be processed and will be returned.
  • Scholarships are not needed for any event hosted by Carolina K-12, which are free of charge to teachers. Scholarships are only needed for CPH’s Adventures in Ideas seminars.

Teachers who attend CPH’s Adventures in Ideas seminars can apply for a $75 stipend via the Daisy Edmister Fund!

Visit the Daisy Edmister Fund site for more information. 

Scholarships for Teachers at Raleigh Charter High School

Thanks to a generous gift from Novie Beth Ragan Gad, whose children are graduates of Raleigh Charter, both full and part-time teachers at Raleigh Charter High School are eligible to receive a scholarship to any Humanities Program seminar. Funds will be reimbursed upon successful completion of the seminar. For information, please call 919.962.1544.

Custom Trainings

Carolina K-12 also offers customized trainings for individual schools, school districts, and extra-curricular programs (i.e., 4-H, Youth Councils, etc.) We can also organize a professional development retreat for your group at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Costs vary. To learn more about our customization options, as well as our trainings for after school and youth leadership programs, please contact Christie Hinson Norris at 919.843.9387  or