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Gantt Book Club Discussion - Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism

April 27 - Join other book lovers and explore Gantt exhibitions from a new perspective! Books that have inspired I See You: The Politics of Being exhibition artists are on tap. Join us for an engaging book discussion around artist Endia Beal's book pick, A...

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African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center

October 26, 2013 - Current - African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center is an exhibition in which works by renowned artists Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, and Sam Gilliam are coupled with the work of exciting new visionaries, including C...

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Event Details

  • Seminars

Teachers As Scholars: African American Literature of the Civil Rights Movement
February 7, 2013, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Costs: Free. Pre-registration required at 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.


Seminar Schedule

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

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