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.
Join Southern Echo and the Zinn Education Project on Saturday, May 18 in Jackson, Mississippi for a workshop on Reconstruction as part of the Teach Reconstruction campaign.
There will be a hands-on workshop with a lesson on Reconstruction that can be used in middle and high school classrooms.
This will be followed by a presentation by Hilary N. Green, assistant professor of history at the University of Alabama and the co-program director of the African American Studies program. Green is the author of Educational Reconstruction: African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865-1890.
Each teacher participant receives two free books for the classroom on Reconstruction and a certificate of participation.
The event is hosted by Southern Echo and the Zinn Education Project.
The event is free, however registration is required so that we can reserve a slot for you.