History Education Roundtable - "Challenging American Inequality: Historical Literacy Matters"

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Please join us for a History Education Roundtable, "Challenging American Inequality: Historical Literacy Matters," on March 24, 2015, 3-5pm at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.


Schomburg Education and Teachers College’s Center on History and Education present

 A History Education Roundtable

Challenging American Inequality: Historical Literacy Matters

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 3:00-5:00pm

Light refreshments will be served at 2:00pm


Why have we traditionally looked to historical knowledge as a building block of democratic participation and a central component of what it means to be an American? How can history pedagogy be framed as a challenge to social and economic inequality? How do we reach young learners to appreciate the study of history as integral to their quality of life and the well-being of American democracy?



Thomas James

Provost and Dean of Teachers College and Acting Director of the Center on History and Education



Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library; Prithi Kanakamedala, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Bronx Community College; Mae Ngai, Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History, Columbia University; and Tim Bailey, Director of Education, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History



Yohuru R. Williams

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of History, Fairfield University



Bette Weneck,  Associate Director of Teachers College’s Center on History and Education

Deirdre Hollman, Schomburg Center’s Director of Education and Exhibitions



Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium

515 Malcolm X Blvd at 135th Street in Harlem, NYC

Directions: www.schomburgcenter.org


The Center on History and Education is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a gift from Teachers College Trustee, Sue Ann Weinberg.