Teaching Black History Conference

Annual Black History Education Conference promotional graphic.

The Teaching Black History conference is our signature program. Each year, the conference convenes hundreds of teachers to learn the best curricular and instructional practices surrounding Black history education. We will have featured speakers and entertainment, but the stars of the conference are our teachers. Each conference session is led by a classroom teacher who shares their Black history strategies. The sessions are interactive, so participants will have hands-on experiences to bring to their classrooms.

Conference attendees love Black history. We welcome community educators, parents, school-aged students, librarians, museum curators and anyone who loves to learn about Black history. The conference can be held face to face, virtually, or in a hybrid format. Attendees are eligible for 24 professional development credits.  This year's theme is Mother Africa.

Hotels

The below hotels have a specified number of rooms reserved at specified rates as listed below.

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Keynote Speakers

Friday, July 22

Joy Bivins, Director of Schomburg Center.

Joy Bivins, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library

Title of Talk

Exploring Global Black History through the Archives

Saturday, July 23

Nwando Achebe, Jack and Margaret Sweet Endowed Professor of History, Michigan State University.

Nwando Achebe, Jack and Margaret Sweet Endowed Professor of History, Michigan State University

Title of Talk

Nneka-Mother is Supreme: Women, Gender, and the Female Principle in Africa

Sunday, July 24

Gloria Boutte,PhD, Carolina Distinguished Professor, University of South Carolina.
Gloria Boutte,PhD, Carolina Distinguished Professor, University of South Carolina.

Gloria Boutte,PhD, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Carolina Distinguished Professor, University of South Carolina, College of Education

George Johnson Jr, PhD,
Professor, South Carolina State University

Title of Talk

Back to Africa: A conversation with Drs. Diaspora

Sessions by Day

Sessions by Audience

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Past Conferences

A recap of the 2018 Teaching Black History Conference.