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July 30, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Category: Workshop
Location: Walter P. Reuther Library
Cost: Free
Audience: Community, Current Graduate Students, Faculty

  The Reuther Library and Rise Up Detroit are dedicated to preserving and teaching histories of Detroit’s Black Freedom Struggles for present and future generations, particularly students in K-12 schools. After recently launching an educational website on African American History in Detroit, the Reuther Library and Rise Up Detroit are now hosting a workshop to train teachers in using this resource to develop innovative curricula and lesson plans to educate, inspire, and empower future generations of community leaders.

 At the Civil Rights Curriculum Workshop, participants will receive training in:

•             Understanding and evaluating sources of information from unique and often disparate perspectives

•             Using Rise Up Detroit as an educational tool in their classrooms

•             Teaching Black Freedom Struggles in Detroit and the use of primary sources

The workshop will also include structured and facilitated space for teachers to work collaboratively on curricula, unit plan, and lesson plan designs using primary sources from the Reuther and Rise Up Detroit.

 The workshop will take place Tuesday, July 30 from 9 am-3 pm at the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University. This workshop is being offered free of charge to local teachers, administrators, pre-service teachers, and librarians.

The Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, is home to thousands of archival collections documenting the international labor movement, urban and political life in Southeast Michigan, and Wayne State University. Rise Up Detroit is a digital humanities project on African American history in Detroit, which presents a multimedia, interactive website that documents, interprets, and analyzes Black Freedom Struggles in Detroit from the early 20th Century to the present.

 Please register by July 19, 2019. We appreciate your time and consideration.

For more information about this event, please contact Keith Brown at 313 577-2943 or