History and Legacy of Slavery Programs
Availability of this teaching resource came in from Vermonter Kristin Gallas, Director of Education and Public History at The Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery, located in Massachusetts:
Are you seeking new and interesting perspectives on the Civil War to offer the public? Do you want to commemorate the 150th anniversary with balanced, contemporary and relevant programming? The Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery can help.
Our programs help participants understand how the causes, conduct and consequences of the Civil War were dramatically impacted by national complicity in slavery and the slave trade, especially on the part of northern states. We help audiences to understand how the North's role in the economics of slavery affected northern attitudes towards free blacks and southern slavery, the course of the war itself, and the impact of the war on reconstruction, Jim Crow laws, and prejudice and privilege in the generations since the conflict.
To help Americans understand the many ways the entire nation was involved in slavery, and what that complicity meant for U.S. history, the Tracing Center has developed a menu of programs, including: public lectures and educational programming; screenings and dialogues based on our PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North; school programs; teacher workshops; and professional development for public history professionals. Please reference the attached flyer for more program details.
For more information contact:
Kristin Gallas, Director of Education and Public History, The Tracing Center