In this 90-minute webinar, Dr. Hilary Green and Dr. Keith Hébert, authors of a new study on African American Schools in the South from 1862-1900, will discuss why early African American education was foundational to ideas of citizenship and civil rights that define modern America. Schools founded by and for free African Americans were central to the pursuit of freedom and equality after the Civil War and the establishment of universal public schooling in the south. Their case studies of national parks show how this history can bring new layers of impact, inspiration, and relevance to a park’s story.
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This lecture is co-sponsored by the Organization of American Historians.
*Hilary Green, James B. Duke Professor of Africana Studies at Davidson College
*Keith Hébert, Draughon Endowed Associate Professor of History at Auburn University
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