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What's Happening At The Gantt
The Classic International Black Cinema Series - The Green Pastures
June 9 - The Green Pastures (1936) enacts Old Testament Bible stories as seen through the eyes of rural black children. The movie begins in a ramshackle church, generations ago, presumably in the Deep South. As the Sunday school teacher relates the Bible sto...
I Got Freedom Up Over My Head: Portraits by Julie Moos
March 30, 2013 - June 15, 2013 - These portraits — from the Bank of America Collection — feature a series of 14 photographs of the senior sisters of Birmingham, Alabama’s New Pilgrim Baptist Church. Canadian photographer Julie Moos captures a generation of women w...
Teachers As Scholars: African American Literature of the Civil Rights Movement
February 7, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Costs: Free. Pre-registration required at charlotteteachers.org or call (704) 687-2049. Seating is limited.
Join us for presentations by Charlotte-Mecklenburg teachers who have participated in an intensive, semester-long Charlotte Teachers Institute seminar - African American Literature of the Civil Rights Movement led by Dr. Brenda Flanagan, Associate Professor of English at Davidson College. These educators have developed innovative teaching units at the Elementary, Middle and High School levels to support student understanding of this turbulent period in American History.
The seminar covered the Black Arts Movement as well as poetry and drama that reflected and paralleled the modern Civil Rights movement: 1955 to 2000. The Gantt Center is proud to host an opportunity for educators to share what they have created.
5:30 PM - Reception + exhibition, America I AM: The African American Imprint
6:30 PM - Panel discussion. Discussion topics include the following:
African American Literature of the Civil Rights Movement
Brenda Flanagan, Professor of English, Davidson College
Art and Black Identity in the Civil Rights Movement
Larry Bosc, Social Studies, East Mecklenburg High School
The Power of Perspective: Reading the Literature of the Civil Rights Movement Through a Socio-Historical Lens
Stefanie Carter-Dodson, Eight Grade Language Arts, Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School
Using Poetry to Teach Children About the Civil Rights Movement
Elouise Payton, Fourth/Fifth Grade, Barringer Academic Center
This seminar is proudly sponsored by:
About Charlotte Teachers Institute
The Charlotte Teachers Institute (CTI) is an initiative designed to strengthen teaching in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools by cultivating content-knowledge, creativity, leadership skills, and collaboration within and among Charlotte’s public school teachers. It exists as a partnership among CMS (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools), Davidson College, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte), and is made possible by a joint commitment of resources and energy from all three Institute partners and through the generosity of private funders and community partners. Through intensive, semester-long seminars, led by faculty from UNC Charlotte and Davidson College, CMS teachers learn new content, work collaboratively with other district teachers, and develop curriculum units for their own classrooms. Participating teachers receive continuing education credits and a stipend. For more information, please visit charlotteteachers.org.
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