Primary Sources in the Classroom: Abolition and the Underground Railroad

Maria Daniels's picture
July 13, 2021 to July 16, 2021
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Black History / Studies, Humanities

Hello! A few spaces are available in the Boston Athenæum's summer workshop, "Primary Sources in the Classroom: Abolition and the Underground Railroad."

Spend July 13-16 with us in landmark (and air conditioned!) reading rooms, exploring the library's special collections. You'll work with the unique Harriet Hayden Albums of Black anti-slavery activists in Boston, meet colleagues, and identify resources for your own use.

The workshop is valuable for and open to educators of all grade levels, pre-service teachers, homeschool educators, librarians, and museum educators.

The Boston Athenæum, a nonprofit library and cultural center, is located at 10-1/2 Beacon Street, near the Boston Common and the Park Street T station. All sessions will be in person except for the virtual keynote lecture.

The $100 registration fee includes

  • access to all workshop sessions
  • Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson's keynote lecture
  • in-person explorations of the Athenaeum's special collections, including the Harriet Hayden Albums
  • two lunches
  • a one-year individual membership to the BA including electronic resource access and our book mailing service

Email or call 617-720-7617 for more information, or register online.

Hope this is of interest - please share with your networks.

Thank you.


Contact Info: 

Hannah Weisman, Director of Education, Boston Athenæum


Maria Daniels, Director of Communications and Patron Services, Boston Athenæum