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Category: history


As plantations talk more honestly about slavery, some visitors are pushing back

Hannah Knowles quotes tour guides and others at sites like Monticello and Montpelier who tell visitors about the lives of the enslaved people on these plantations and who more and more receive negative reviews about telling the full histories.  Read…

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Teaching African American History: A Workshop for K-12 Educators, October 10, 2019

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! “Teaching African American History: A Workshop for K-12 Educators” October 10, 2019 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Grounds For Sculpture Hamilton, NJ $100 Individual Ticket / $75 Student Ticket Includes breakfast, lunch, and admission to Grounds For…

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Push for Ethnic Studies in Schools Faces a Dilemma: Whose Stories to Tell

The article describes the debate about California’s newly proposed ethnic studies curriculum for K-12 public schools and which groups should be included.  Click here to read the article.

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Juneteenth Hack-a-Thon Information, June 28, 2019

On Friday June 28, 2019 from 12-2 p.m.  the New Jersey State Library, in partnership with Freedom on the Move, will host a Hack-a-Thon in honor of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United…

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Black People’s Land Was Stolen

Many people associate the idea of reparations with the 250 years of enslavement of kidnapped Africans and their descendants. Andrew W. Kahrl, associate professor of history and African-American studies at the University of Virginia, describes post-emancipation incidents of practices that effectively…

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