The Quincy Club is the educational branch of the John Adams Institute. Its events strive to enlighten Dutch high school students about American affairs in a non-partisan and informative fashion. Started in 2002, the Quincy Club is part of our ongoing effort to help young audiences better understand American culture. The club’s activities take students into an interactive new learning environment through American history, literature and art.
The topic of this year’s Quincy Club is the Black Liberators, the African-Americans who helped liberate Europe in World War II.
Due to the coronavirus, the Black Liberators edition of the Quincy Club is cancelled. The website https://blackliberators.nl/digischool offers schools free learning material about this subject, including creative assignments for different school levels (co-developed by Mieke Kirkels).
The Quincy Club program is supported financially by the American Embassy.
2019: California – From the Gold Rush to Silicon Valley
2018: U.S. Midterm Elections
2017: Marshall Plan
2016: US Presidential Election
2015: Abolition of Slavery
2013: Dutch-American relations over the past 400 years
2012: US Presidential Election
2010: History of American Integration and Immigration
2009: Henry Hudson and the establishment of the new Netherlands
2008: US Presidential Election and the functioning of the American system
2007: History of American Integration and Immigration
2006: America as a land of immigrants
2005: America as a land of immigrants
2004: US Presidential Election – Kerry vs. Bush
2003: National Poetry Day Amsterdam
2002: Martin Luther King and the American Civil Rights Movement