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Capital District Council for the Social Studies  (Albany, NY)

The Underground Railroad and American Identities, The 15th annual Public History Conference

  • 15 Apr 2016
  • 17 Apr 2016
  • Russell Sage College and other locations

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 9am-3pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church - 146 First St., Troy, NY
Racism in America: Where do we go from here?
Guest Facilitators: Alan Singer, PhD, Hofstra University with April Francis, Lawrence Road Middle School social studies teacher, Uniondale, NY

Ferguson, Missouri, Staten Island, New York, Cleveland, Ohio, North Charleston, South Carolina, McKinney, Texas and the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Why does racism continue in America 150 years after the end of slavery in the United States and more than fifty years after the March on Washington? We need to consider the question asked by Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1967, “Where do we go from here?”

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 3:30pm-4:30pm at Russell Sage College - 65 First St., Troy, NY
Teaching “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” with the C3 SS Framework
Facilitator: April Francis, Educator, Lawrence Road Middle School

College, Career, and Civic Life are the three C’s that inform Social Studies curriculum decisions in NYS. Whether a parent, a student, an educator, or a concerned citizen, join with April Francis to interact with and learn from Uncle Tom’s Cabin in new, enriching ways that can be brought into any educational setting.

Professional Development and In-Service Credit will be available through Esteves School of Education of the Sage Colleges

The 15th annual Public History Conference
April 15-17, 2016
Organized by Underground Railroad History Project
Hosted by Russell Sage College & Esteves School of Education

Registration details at or at 518-432-4432

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