Events

From Emancipation to Post-Racial

150 Years of African American Education
Conference

Agenda

Keynote & Reception | Thursday, October 22

Session I | Friday, October 23, 9 am – 12 pm
The first session addresses the historic origins of the Jefferson School as a Freedman’s school in particular, and the origins of public education in the late 19th century more generally. This could include topics such as:

  • Black education and schooling in Virginia
    (from Freedmen to segregated schools)
  • UVA and its role in training African American teachers in
    the late 19th century
  • Rural education in Charlottesville and other communities

Session 2 | Friday, October 23, 1 – 4 pm
Session two will consider the contemporary state of African
American education. Papers are invited that consider but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Pre-school to prison pipeline
  • Tracking
  • Elective choices in middle school
  • Differentiated Assessment
  • Critical Race Theory: Education in post-racial America
  • Education Debt vs. Achievement Gap
  • Toxic Stress Syndrome

Session 3 | Saturday, October 24, 9 am – 12 pm
Session three will consider the role of community-based organizations in providing support to public education:

  • How do community based institutions prepare students for school
  • Social services in school
  • Community based organizations and arts education
  • Pre-school education

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