The Southern History Project

The Pitch

A non-profit organization increasing the number of students from the American South who graduate college through the development and implementation of engaging, relevant social studies curricula tailored to southern schools.


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Sheila Sundar

Sheila Sundar

The Entrepreneur

Sheila Sundar (Founding Director)
Sheila Sundar began her career in education in 2003 as a history teacher in the New York City Public Schools. She is the author of “Watching the Sky: Human Rights in the 20th Century” and “War and Participation,” the curriculum guides for the documentary films Watchers of the Sky and The Recruiter. She previously directed education programs for the Egypt office of Education for Employment, where she developed civic education programs for youth and trained educators throughout the Middle East on student-centered, participatory teaching.


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