Right to Write: Music's Journey to Freedom

FREE Virtual Professional Development Workshop with CEU Credits

GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi and the Nissan Foundation are offering a FREE online Professional Development Workshop for educators in grades 4-12 entitled Right to Write, Music's Journey to Freedom: Using My Pencil to Peacefully Protest. This program is designed to utilize the music of the Civil Rights Movement to help students explore the history of the Movement and events that developed locally in Mississippi as well as on the national level. This workshop uses historical content and music to encourage students to discuss issues of diversity, inclusion and social equity present in today’s society as well as engage students on ways to address the critical social issues they experience in every-day life. Students will learn the power of musical lyrics as a means of activism to create positive social change. This program offers 0.5 CEU Credits through Delta State University.


Workshop Dates and Times:

(Participants must choose one workshop to attend below)


Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 | 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 5th, 2021


Saturday, March 13th, 2021 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 11th, 2021


Register Online


CEU Requirements: 

  • Mandatory attendance at one 2-hour online Professional Development Workshop hosted by GRAMMY Museum Mississippi in partnership with the Nissan Foundation. 
  • Educators must teach the workshop for a 3-hour session (can be broken into multiple sessions) with their students either in class or virtually before May 21st.

All materials for the Professional Development Workshops will be distributed in PDF form prior to the workshop date. Classroom materials will be distributed by mail following the online Professional Development Workshops.