Feb. 23: 'Beyond the Proclamation'

UD participates in symposium on 'Interpreting Emancipation for Today's Youth'


(Editor's note: This event has been canceled.)

1:05 p.m., Jan. 29, 2013--The University of Delaware is participating in a symposium titled “Beyond the Proclamation: Interpreting Emancipation for Today’s Youth” to be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Philadelphia offices of WHYY.

The symposium is supported by the UD President’s Diversity Initiative and includes involvement by University Museums in the planning and a presentation by Erica Armstrong Dunbar, associate professor of Black American studies with joint appointments in history and in women and gender studies.

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The symposium is jointly hosted by the UD entities, as well as Independence National Historical Park, Friends of Independence National Historical Park, National Park Service, the Library Company, and the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

Benjamin Filene, co-editor of Letting Go? Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World, will be the keynote speaker. 

Held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the symposium will look beyond the historical facts to explore creative ways that difficult topics in history can be taught.

The symposium is targeted at K-12 educators in schools and other educational environments and will explore the incorporation of multiple teaching techniques for a variety of learning styles for a richer classroom experience. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with their peers and the panelists.

The symposium will be held from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23. Registration is $70. University of Delaware faculty, students and staff with valid UD ID will receive a $10 discount. For information or to register, see this website.

A symposium flyer in PDF format is available. For details, contact the Friends of Independence National Historical Park at 215-861-4971 or via email at attn@friendsofindependence.org.

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