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Ida B. Wells Symposia | Teaching the Light of Truth in the K-12 Classroom

October 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Ida B Wells Oct 27 Event materials

8th-12th grade teachers, click here to register.

8th-12th grade teachers are invited to join us for a panel discussion sharing challenges and strategies for teaching “hard history” in a way that helps students understand the implications of our past and are empowered to address the challenges of the present. From integrating primary sources to engaging in effective techniques for leading controversial classroom discussions, teachers will leave with strategies for turning on “the light of truth” in their own classrooms. Participating teachers must have registered and attended one or more of the other five virtual events in the “The Light of Truth: Celebrating the Life and Work of Ida B Wells” series.

***Teachers are eligible for CEUs for each event in the series they attend.

This special performance is the fifth event in a series of six October 2020 virtual events honoring pioneering African American Journalist Ida B. Wells.

To celebrate the life and work of Black journalist, advocate and educator Ida B. Wells, the Center for the Study of the American South joins the Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition (OCCRC) and the Chapel Hill-Carborro NAACP in hosting six virtual events throughout the month of October 2020. Wells-Barnett used the power of words to stop racial violence. She risked her life to shine “the light of truth” on lynching at its height in the U.S. between the 1890s and 1930s.

Our symposia collection of panel discussions, lectures, educator workshops, and performances encourages the continued work of investigative journalism and increasing and retaining reporters and editors of color.