April 18:Tasting Freedom Panel on Teaching Black History

Here’s a chance to get a free book. The first 200 people to sign up for this event will get a copy of Tasting Freedom.
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The Bernard C. Watson Chair in Urban Education at Temple University is sponsoring the panel from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Walk Auditorium in Ritter Hall, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave. Leaders of the Education Department at Temple, led by Assistant Dean Valerie Gay, have been supportive of “Tasting Freedom” as far back as when it was simply a book proposal. Now they are sponsoring a program to assist history and social studies educators in using the book in their classrooms.

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