History teachers and their students find connection and inspiration from the voices of those who participated directly in the momentous events of the recent past. However, for histories such as the Holocaust and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, the passage of time makes it harder to bring participants and survivors of those events directly into our classrooms.
The responsibility to keep the legacy and lessons of these histories alive often falls to the next generation. Join Facing History and Ourselves and the New-York Historical Society in conversation with Caren Osten Gerszberg, daughter and granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, and Spirit Trickey Tawfiq, daughter of Minnie Jean Brown Trickey, one of the “Little Rock Nine,” as we discuss the unique and valuable perspective descendent stories can add to the classroom.
Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour. Please direct any questions about the event to [email protected].