Black Community and Agency: Fighting the Color Line (1877-1940)

Emerging America
PDPs: 
67.5
Graduate Credits: 
3
Offered by: 
Professional DevelopmentHistory and Social Studies
Professional DevelopmentSummer Academy

Description

Participants in this wholly online course will:

  • Examine black communities of resistance – legal, intellectual, educational, social – to Jim Crow and the other forms of oppression during a bleak period in race relations in America.
  • Delve into the stories of successful models of empowerment such as Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, black media, black-led educational institutions, and diverse forms of artistic expression.
  • Frame narratives that see people of color with agency and in roles of leadership and heroism in the face of continual, often brutal repression.
  • Employ a rich mix of primary and secondary sources to support student inquiry.

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers; Grades 6 - 12

Credits

67.5 PDPs or 3 graduate credits will be awarded to participants upon completion of this training. Graduate credit is available through Westfield State University at an additional cost of $325. Payment for graduate credit must occur prior to July 12, 2017. Registration form will be sent prior to course start. 

Date and Location

This is an online course. It will run from July 5 through August 5, 2017.

Cost and Registration

Thanks to a grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program at CES, the cost of the workshop is $65 for member districts, and $72.50 for non-member districts.

Registration deadline: June 21, 2017

Instructor(s)

  • Kelley Brown is past head of the Social Studies Department at Easthampton High School. Since 2006, she has led high school teacher instruction in History for DYS and for Emerging America TAH. She was the 2010 Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year and the 2016 recipient of the Don Salvucci Award for Excellence in Promoting Civics Education from the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies.

  • Amilcar Shabazz is a professor in the W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He teaches in the area of historical studies with an emphasis on the political economy of social and cultural movements, education, and public policy. His books include Advancing Democracy: African Americans and the Struggle for Access and Equity in Higher Education in Texas (winner of the T.R.

For more information, contact:
Position: 
Events Coordinator
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5981
Email: 
esullivan@collaborative.org

Registration

A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, the Collaborative will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 5 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you.  Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at collaborative.org. You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.