Virtual Evenings for Educators Special Presentation—Teaching Slavery and Freedom in Today’s Classroom: Obstacles and Opportunities
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Fri, 12/16/2022 – 13:57
Join historian Hasan Kwame Jeffries to learn how to teach the history of slavery and freedom, in America and beyond, accurately and effectively. At a time when teaching subjects like the transatlantic slave trade are deemed divisive by some, hear why this “hard history” is essential knowledge for understanding America’s past and present. Drawing on 20 years of teaching African American history, Hasan will share his do’s and don’ts for classroom instruction on the Black experience during slavery.
Hasan Kwame Jeffries is associate professor of history at The Ohio State University where he teaches, researches, and writes about the African American experience.
He is the author of Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt and the editor of Understanding and Teaching the Civil Rights Movement, a book of essays by leading civil rights scholars on how to teach the Civil Rights Movement. He also wrote and narrated the 10-episode Audible Original series Great Figures of the Civil Rights Movement.
In the classroom, Hasan has won several major teaching awards, including Ohio State University’s highest award for teaching. Hasan has worked on several public history projects, including serving as the lead historian for the $27 million renovation of the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, site of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He also hosts the podcast Teaching Hard History. Hasan earned his BA in history from Morehouse College and his PhD in American history with a specialization in African American history from Duke University.
Please join us for the rest of the program:
Tuesday, February 14 | 5–6 pm | Lecture: Afro-Atlantic Histories
Tuesday, February 21 | 5–6 pm | Workshop
Thursday, February 23 | 5–6 pm | Workshop
-Thu, 02/16/2023 – 18:30
Free, RSVP required.