Lacy Teacher Receives National Recognition

Lacy Elementary teacher Carol Longo took part in the National Endowment for the Humanities workshop entitled Crafting Freedom: African-American Artisans, Entrepreneurs, and Abolitionists of the Upper South. The endowment named Longo a Summer Scholar, selecting her from a national applicant pool to attend one of 20 summer study opportunities it supports.

Longo and other scholars in the program studied at African-American historic sites throughout the Piedmont region of North Carolina and on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. The workshop director was Laurel C. Sneed who is the executive director of the Append Foundation, an educational foundation dedicated to improving the dissemination of knowledge about African American history through seminars, public programs and the development of new media. A website of resources on nine black freedom crafters called the Crafting Freedom Website was a focal point of the workshop, as were visits to historic sites reflecting workshop themes.

The endowment is a federal agency that supports Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops so that teachers can study with experts in humanities disciplines.