The Mere Distinction of Colour Teaching Seminar


October 5, 2020 7:30 pm October 28, 2020 9:00 pm

The goal for this Montpelier Seminar for Educators is to empower participants to help students wrestle with the challenging issues at the heart of The Mere Distinction of Colour exhibition. Two guest facilitators from the nationally-recognized educational and professional development organization Facing History and Ourselves will guide educators through the process of creating a safe atmosphere in which to foster dialogue about slavery, race, and oppression. The facilitators will demonstrate how to use objects, historical documents, and oral histories to provoke and mediate difficult conversations with students. Guest scholar Michael Higginbotham (University of Baltimore School of Law) will provide historical context on the legal protections of slavery in the formation of the U.S. Constitution.

$80 for 8 Sessions

Seminar Dates: Every Monday & Wednesday 10/5-10/28


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