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District offering 5-part mini course for Black History Month

Vineland Public Schools will be offering a 5-part mini-course for our students, teachers, and the larger community in celebration of Black History Month.  

The series “African Americans in New Jersey, 1776-1976” will be held on February 3, 17, and March 3, 17, and 31. All times are 7-8 p.m. The courses will take place via Zoom and PowerPoint and involve both lectures and a question/answer discussion period. Up to 100 participants can attend each session live, and each session will be recorded so that interested individuals who wish to learn but cannot attend during the live sessions can view the recording.  There is no fee to attend, and attendees may join any number of sessions. Up to five hours of professional development are available to teachers who attend all sessions. 

The intent of the course is to celebrate Black History Month, connect history to the local community, and expand knowledge about the history and contributions of African Americans in New Jersey. All are welcome.

Led by James E. Johnson, Ph.D., the course examines African American political life and culture in New Jersey from the Early National Period, through the politically formative mid-to-late decades of the nineteenth century, to the social activism of the 1970s. This two-hundred-year struggle for freedom and citizenship rights in this period, along with societal contributions and personal accomplishments, are segmented into five [one-hour] chronological periods. 

The link for all sessions is:

Meeting ID: 897 9581 1379
Passcode: 3fUbhu

For more information on the course, please click here: