Reconstruction Teach-In for D.C. Metro Area Educators

Reconstruction, the era immediately following the Civil War and emancipation, is full of stories that help us see the possibility of a future defined by racial equity. Yet the possibilities and achievements of this era are too often overshadowed by the violent white supremacist backlash. Today — in a moment where activists are struggling to make Black lives matter—every student should probe the relevance of Reconstruction.

Join the Howard University School of EducationD.C. Area Educators for Social Justice (a project of Teaching for Change), and the Zinn Education Project on Saturday, April 13 for a teach-in on Reconstruction as part of the Teach Reconstruction campaign.

The teach-in includes hands-on workshops with lessons on Reconstruction that can be used in middle and high school classrooms, presentations on key aspects of Reconstruction history with a focus on education and the law, and an introduction to a student project to identify and give visibility to Reconstruction sites in the D.C. area.

Presenters include Howard University History Department Chair Dr. Nikki Taylor, Howard University Department of Afro-American Studies Chair Dr. Greg Carr, and high school teacher and Zinn Education Project curriculum writer Ursula Wolfe-Rocca.

Each participant receives a free book for the classroom on Reconstruction and a certificate of participation. There are two options for the day as outlined below.

Register Today

Please complete the form below and submit payment (early bird registrations in advance of March 23) to reserve your space in the Reconstruction Teach-In to be held Saturday, April 13 at Howard University’s Miner Hall.

$20 registration fee includes
Schedule: 9:00am – 12:45pm

  • Workshops
  • Book for the classroom about Reconstruction
  • Certificate of professional learning
  • Light morning refreshments

$30 registration fee includes
Schedule: 9:00am – 2:00pm

  • All of the above
  • Lunch
  • Talk and Q&A with Howard University Professor Greg Carr, Associate Professor and Chair of Howard University’s Department of Afro-American Studies and Adjunct Faculty at the Howard School of Law. Carr is a dynamic speaker on the history of Reconstruction and argues that “Reconstruction is the lens through which we have to view the rest of American history.” Listen to his interview on WAMU’s 1A radio talk show, distributed nationwide by NPR, on “Deconstructing the Myths of Reconstruction.”


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