May 19: Resources for Teaching African American History

Resources for Teaching African American History with Paul Finkelman

Tuesday, May 19, 4:00 – 6:00

Educational Service District 112

When it was published in 2006, the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895:  From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass, received great acclaim for its scholarship, its comprehensive documentation of the African American experience, and its contributions to the study of American history.  Now, Oxford University Press takes up where the first set left off with the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present:  From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-First Century. Editor-in-Chief Paul Finkelman, a specialist in American legal history, race, and the law, worked with a team of eminent scholars to compile this five-volume set which provides readers with the most comprehensive and up-to-date information, focusing on African American history from the 1896 “separate but equal” ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson to Hurricane Katrina and the 2008 election.  With 1,250 entries and a chronology of major events in black history, this work will also be a core component of the online Oxford African American Studies Center.

In this afternoon’s presentation, Dr. Finkelman will discuss how best to incorporate African American history into your US history and government curriculum as well as how to best utilize the encyclopedia and the Oxford African American Studies Center.  The program will be of value to librarians, elementary, middle, and high school classroom teachers, and college and university staff.  One encyclopedia set – a $595 value – will be raffled as a door prize.

The program is free but seating is limited.  Please contact Matt Karlsen to register.

This program follows The DBQ Project.


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