African Americans and the Making of Early New England is a National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for K-12 teachers and librarians hosted by the Deerfield Teachers' Center of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, MA. The workshop will be presented the week of July 7-12, 2019 and again the week of July 21-29, 2019. The workshop places slavery in the north into the context of the history of colonial New England. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2019 and you will be notified whether or not you are accepted on March 29, 2019. There is a stipend to help defray travel and lodging. Go to https://afram-workshop.deerfield-ma.org/ for a description of the program and instructions on how to apply.
African Americans and the Making of Early New England will take place in the Old Deerfield Village Historic Landmark District and will focus on the 23 African American Historic Sites in the District and also on the Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford, MA and the Pitt Tavern at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH--also National Historic Landmarks. This workshop will bring together a wide range of primary resources--landscape, architecture, artifacts, documents, oral histories--along with secondary interpretations and lectures by specialists that will provide tools for K-12 educators to engage their students in learning about African Americans' life experiences in early New England.