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Thursday, July 07, 2011

(Re)Discovering Malcolm X: An Educator's Free Workshop (Grades 8-12)
















Time: Thursday, July 14 · 9:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Smithsonian Institution

Interested in Malcolm X and his role in the struggle for civil rights but not quite sure how to incorporate it into your classroom? Want to diversify your unit on civil rights but don’t know much about Malcolm X except his saying “by any means necessary”?

Come to the NMAAHC educator professional development workshop on Malcolm X. The day’s workshop will include sessions by two scholars and a visit to the new NMAAHC exhibit For All The World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. 

Participants will receive resources and discuss strategies to support teaching about Malcolm X in the classroom.

This workshop will be most suitable for educators of grades 8-12.


The workshop is free but registration is required; space is limited. Please register here: http://the-national-museum​-of-african-american-histo​ry-and-culture.malcolmxpro​fdevworkshop.sgizmo.com/s3​/

One of the featured speakers, Mr. Zaheer Ali, was a lead researcher on the biography, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, and will be speaking about the work that the team did to craft this new understanding of Malcolm X’s life. He worked very closely with Dr. Manning Marable and will be able to share insights on how this work came to be, recent primary sources that have become available to scholars, and a deep understanding of the historical context of Malcolm X’s life. Visit his website here: http://www.zaheerali.com/

The second speaker, Dr. Yohuru Williams, will strategize with participants on ways to incorporate the recent knowledge and primary source information about Malcolm X for the secondary classroom. He will discuss ways for educators to share information about Malcolm X as a part of the historical trajectory of the struggle for African American civil rights. To learn more about Dr. Williams click here: http://yohuruwilliams.net/


For more information please visit here: http://nmaahc.si.edu.

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