Teaching Black History: Aug. 9

Christine Woyshner, our friend who teaches in the Temple University School of Education, is running a four-day workshop on teaching African American history to teachers-to-be. She’s asked us to talk from 12:30 to 2 in Ritter Hall, Room 106, on the Temple campus. As of this writing, Dan and I have not discussed our presentation, but it’s safe to say we’ll tell stories about our research, writing and and what we think students ought to know.

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