Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Teaching Black History Month

Tomorrow, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will celebrate their 100th anniversary. To mark this momentous occassion, the National Constitution Center is hosting a conversation on the NAACP centennial with Jabari Asim, Wendell Pritchett and Theodore Shaw and moderator Elmer Smith. The discussion will focus on the extraordinary history and profound impact the NAACP has had on our country. Be sure to look for the podcast of the program here in the next few days.

This week also marks the release of a 12 page supplement to help you celebrate Black History Month in your classroom, brought to you by Newspapers In Education, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the National Constitution Center. This series of activities is based on the content and themes of the exhibition, America I AM: The African American Imprint, now on display at the Center. Check out the many activites, from primary source work to investigating current events, included here in the supplement.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Centennial to the NAACP! While during its history it has been viewed as a godsend by some while others have derided its effectiveness, it is still testament to its contribution to American society that allows us to celebrate its 100th anniversary!