Your African-American Genealogy Research Guide

Source: Family Tree Description: It’s no secret that tracing African-American roots can be a challenge. The seven African-American sources listed here can help you strengthen your family tree at its trunk—where it needs the most support. Along the way, you’ll learn about recurring family names, hometowns, white associates and more. These clues—and the experience you gain as a…
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Resources: Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race

Source: Pretty Good Description: So you’ve realized your kids aren’t too young to talk about race, so now what? We’ve rounded up some resources for you to start. Pretty Good’s purpose is to make good information easier to understand and share on social media. Any money contributed will go to pay artists, illustrators, photographers, and designers…
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A Critical Introduction to Global Thinking, Interdependence, and Skill-Building

Source: Interdependence Description: Activists and scholars who are co-creating a world more in accord with justice employ different lenses when they look at the world. This module introduces you to lenses that consider our location through personal identity, local particularities, and global and historical structures. Thinking through critical questions with a global lens and an identity that…
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Resources: Global, Civic Teaching, and Learning in the Time of Covid-19

Source: Campus Contact Description: On Thursday, August 13, 2020, Dickinson College presented Global Teaching and Learning in the Time of COVID-19: Open Access, Virtual Collaborations and New Global Learning Pathways. View the slides here. Facilitators included Samantha Brandauer – Associate Provost and Executive Director, Center for Global Study and Engagement; Julia Carnine –  Resident Director, Dickinson in France and…
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Resources: Local Issues in Global Context, Racism, and Structural Inequality

Source: Campus Contact Description: On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, Dr. Nicole Stokes, Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at St. Joseph’s University and Dr. Eric Hartman, Executive Director of the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship at Haverford College presented A Toolkit for Understanding Local Issues in Global Context, Including Racism and Structural Inequality. View the slides here.…
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Mann Music Center

Source: Mann Music Center Description: In the Mann Music Room, we aim to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality, compelling, accessible, and fun, free digital experiences that can be viewed and shared virtually with our community. As one of the country’s largest non-profit open-air music centers, the Mann presents world-class artists in historic Fairmount Park, hosting more than 200,000 visitors each…
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Teacher’s Guide – What To The Slave Is The Fourth of July

Source: Books That Grow Description: In 2013 a group of reading specialists, neuroscientists, and technologists came together to solve the most common challenge faced by teachers – How to support students of varied abilities in the same classroom? Our answer, Books That Grow. We’ve made differentiated instruction simple through developing leveled readers that adjust to the student’s…
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Black History Month in Philly: 14 Important Sites to Visit

Source: Curbed Philadelphia Description: Philadelphia has a long and rich history, and it’s one that African-Americans have played a significant role in shaping. But for many, many years, important African-American sites and landmarks in the city have gone largely unnoticed. To celebrate Black History Month, we’ve updated our map of more than a dozen sites across the…
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Getting Started with a Family History

Source: Historical Society of Pennsylvania Description: Doing family history is just that: it is history. The story of immigration and its aftermath is the story of this nation. You will find in telling your family stories a similarity with other families—families perhaps you thought you had nothing in common with before. In doing genealogy you want…
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Guide to African American Cultural and Historic Sites in Philadelphia

Source: Visit Philadelphia Description: Just as U.S. history is African American history, Philadelphia history is African American history. The nation’s birthplace and first World Heritage City is home to the founding church of the African Methodist Episcopal denomination, the country’s first major museum devoted to Black American history, and the oldest daily newspaper serving the African American…
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