Civil rights in Brooklyn

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Examine Civil Rights in Brooklyn from a new angle with Dr. Clarence Taylor, Baruch College professor of Modern African American Studies, Religion & Civil Rights. Attendees will learn the specifics of local civil rights struggles through the lens of NYC’s public school integration and decentralization campaign of the 1960’s, as well early efforts by the Teacher’s Union, a UFT precursor, to eliminate racist textbooks and hire more black teachers. After lecture and reflections, we’ll use archival materials from the Brooklyn Collection’s rich Civil Rights collection to develop ideas for incorporating this riveting history into curriculum. (CTLE Credits: 5)
NOTE: This event is specifically designed for K-12 classroom teachers and school librarians. While para professionals and others are eligible to attend pending availiblity, if this event sells out, tickets purchased by paras and others might be cancelled and refunded to make room for classroom teachers and school librarians.
NOTE: Brooklyn Connections workshops are intended for educators and school administrators and is an approved NYSED Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) sponsor. This special accreditation enables educators to utilize Brooklyn Connections professional learning workshops toward fulfilling their mandated 100 hours of approved CTLE credits.

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Date and Time
Mon, February 5, 2018
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM EST
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Brooklyn Collection
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn Connections
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Brooklyn Connections professional learnings present content relevant to educators teaching 4th to 12th grade students in Brooklyn; however, teachers from all grades and boroughs are welcome to attend. Breakfast, lunch and workshop materials are provided at no additional cost. Unless otherwise noted, sessions take place in the Brooklyn Collection.
Funding for Brooklyn Connections is made possible with generous support from The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, The Hearst Foundation, Inc., David and Paula Weiner Memorial Grant, Tiger Baron Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies and the Brooklyn Eagles.


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