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A Virtual Discussion with NPS Staff on researching & interpreting early African American schools at your park
How has education shaped your life – through the people you’ve met, the things you’ve learned, the struggles you’ve experienced, the opportunities it’s opened up?

By founding and attending new schools and fighting institutional racism, from early schools near Civil War camps and battlefields to segregated public school systems that developed in the decades after, southern African Americans made this one of the defining questions of freedom for themselves and their children.

Join Dr. Hilary Green (Davidson College) and Dr. Keith Hebert (Auburn University) for an NPS-only discussion/workshop of how you can recognize and share this nationally significant civil rights history as part of your own site’s story. The authors of a new report on early African American education will present case studies from NPS sites and lead conversations about their recommendations and advice for research and interpretation.

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Don’t miss this opportunity to ask your questions and discuss your efforts directly with leading scholars and your colleagues!

Oct 4, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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