Race and Membership in U.S. History: From Segregation to Civil Rights

Race and Membership

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Race and Membership in U.S. History: From Segregation to Civil Rights

What can we learn about the evolving notion of citizenship and changing rights of “the other”? In this seminar, we will consider how ideas of race and racism developed during the years of Jim Crow segregation and the Progressive Era. Participants will examine resistance to these ideas through the Civil Rights Movement using a case study of the events at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.

Seminar Speakers:

Civil Rights Activists: Mr. Charles Maudlin  

Charles Mauldin was a student leader in the Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama beginning in 1963.  He, along with many others, participated in most major demonstrations including such incidents as the East Selma Forced March, Berlin Wall, Bloody Sunday and Turn Around Tuesday. He was in Marion the day after Jimmy Lee Jackson was murdered, which sparked the now famous Selma to Montgomery march.  Mr. Mauldin marched the 50 miles to the Montgomery site of the Alabama State Capitol and was part of the movement that helped to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Professor Chenjerai Kumanyika

Chenjerai Kumanyika is a researcher, journalist, and artist who works as an assistant professor in Rutgers University’s Department of Journalism and Media Studies. His research and teaching focus on the intersections of social justice and emerging media in the cultural and creative industries. He is also the Co-Executive Producer and Co-Host of Gimlet Media’s podcast Uncivil, a podcast that tells the overlooked stories of the American Civil War.  He recently won a Peabody Award for his episode called “The Raid” which recounts the real-life story of the planning and execution of a covert operation that led to the freeing of 750 enslaved men, women, and children. He has also been a contributor to NPR Codeswitch, All Things Considered, Invisibilia, and VICE.

Recommended for middle and high school educators.

In this seminar you will:

  • explore the essential skills, knowledge, and dispositions for active and engaged participation in our democracy 
  • Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical and literacy skills
  • Explore topics such as Identity, Membership and Belonging
  • Receive a free copy of Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement

After this seminar you will:

  • Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia
  • Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost

This seminar is eligible for graduate credit. Email [email protected] for details.

The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has recognized Facing History as one of nine social-emotional learning programs(out of 400 reviewed) with a proven effect on students, including increased empathy, prosocial behavior, and a better classroom climate.

Babson Executive Conference Center
One Snyder Drive
Babson Park, MA 02457
7.9.18 - 7.13.18
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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