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Saturday Seminar:

Frederick Douglass' Narrative and the American Conversation About Race

Led by
Thomas Thurston, Education Director, & Dr. David Blight, Director, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery Resistance & Abolition

Saturday, November 18, 2006
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
American Antiquarian Society

Come explore the life and times of influential abolitionist, orator, and author Frederick Douglass, whose published narrative about his boyhood as a slave and his brave escape from slavery through the Underground Railroad was a powerful testament to the evils of the institution. This seminar will include a lecture and discussion on The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass led by David Blight. In addition, Thomas Thurston will lead a workshop on primary sources dealing with Douglass that are available in the American Antiquarian Society's collections.

Each seminar is worth 5 PDPs, and you are expected to attend the entire event. You do not have to be enrolled in the fall Teaching American History (TAH) course to be eligible to register for the Saturday seminars, but you must be a teacher in the Worcester, Millbury, or Sutton public school districts. Some pre-reading may be required. Space is limited.


Registration Deadline: November 9

To register, please contact Amy Sopcak at (508) 471-2129 or asopcak[at] Preference will be given to teachers from the Worcester, Millbury, and Sutton school districts, but teachers from other districts who are interested are encouraged to contact Amy to be placed on a waiting list.


TAH Courses, Saturday Seminars, and Summer Institutes, 2006-2008



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