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Ethnic Issues

2017 Carter G. Woodson Book Award Session

This panel offers a fascinating glimpse at "the story behind the stories" of the 2017 Carter G. Woodson award books, as told by the authors. It also features a discussion and Q&A session.

Rumble: Native Americans in Rock and Roll and the Classroom

The recent award winning film Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American popular music: the Indigenous influence. The panel will discuss the Native American impact on Rock and Country music, as well as the educational materials designed by the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation's TeachRock project that allow K-12 teachers to use content from Rumble to introduce issues of indigenous people to their classrooms.

I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin, Race & America

An up-to-the-minute examination of race in America interweaving James Baldwin's personal account of the lives and assassinations of his close friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Teaching about Asia in the Digital Age

The Asian Art Museum and National Consortium for Teaching about Asia will introduce teachers to high quality, peer-reviewed, online resources to support teaching and learning about Asia.

Race, Reconstruction and the Fragility of Democracy

Use the historical lens of Reconstruction to explore contemporary issues of equality, justice, belonging, and the role of the federal government in protecting individual rights. Resource book included.

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