The Visual Arts of Black America: Identity, Citizenship, Justice

FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Media literacy; Evaluating visual evidence; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Fostering creativity & innovation; Critical thinking; Analyzing point of view & purpose

DATE: March 22, 2018
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
PDPs: 5
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost; Non-partnership educators - $200

What does art have to do with social justice? How can an image shape the way we think about race, civil rights, and citizenship? This one-day program will seek to address these and related questions by using art—photographs and film, portraits and candids—as a source base through which we can explore African American history, society, and culture since the mid 19th-century. Specific periods and turning points of exploration will include Reconstruction, the rise of Jim Crow, the Great Migration and growth of black cultural life, the civil rights era, and contests over equal rights in our own time. Teachers will gain a new set of tools with which to analyze visual primary sources and strategies for integrating these sources in their classrooms.

Open to all K-12 educators.




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