Teaching Black History Conference - Teaching Black History Across the Disciplines: A Black Studies Approach

Held annually, the Teaching Black History  Conference aims to improve Black history curriculum decision-making and instructional practice. Individual sessions are led by classroom teachers as well as university professors. 

Black History Teaching Awards

Apply when you register

  • Carter Goodwin Woodson Legacy Award
  • Septima Poinsette Clark Innovate Black History Teaching Award
  • John Henrik Clarke Black History Organizational Award

Registration: $40

Meals and snacks provided

Keynote Speaker: 

  • Karyn Parsons, Sweet Blackberry Inc.

Presentations by:


“Reclaiming Our Time”: Using Journey Boxes to Teach Black Women’s History
Presenter: Amanda Vickery, Arizona State University 

Voting Counts, Counting Votes
Presenters: Corey Webel, Zandra de Araujo, University of Missouri, and Tyler Banks

Teaching Black History through Racialized
Current Events

Presenter: Genevieve Caffrey, University of Missouri 

The importance and Impact of African American Children’s Literature
Presenter: Jeffrey Blair, EyeSeeMe Bookstore

Black History and Preschool Education
Presenter: Nora Stewart Early Learning Center


Using Narrative Writing to Tell the Story of Emmett Till
Presenter: Sharnez Givens, Ritenour School District

Dark Matter: Exploring and Teaching Black History Through the Context of Science
Presenter: Terrell R. Morton, University of Missouri 

“So, why do we need that?”: An Example of Creating, Sustaining, & Furthering Black History at Your School
Presenters: Molly Pozel and Greg Simmons, Muriel W. Battle High School

“Using mathematics to investigate the current and past state of the Black vote in America”
Presenters: Chuck Munter, University of Missouri and Eric Bohle, Douglass High School

A digital journey through African-American History
Presenter: Ben Gwynne, EverFi 

GENERAL SESSIONS (All grade levels)

Liberating Lesson Plans: Designing Content with a Critical Race Theory Framework
Presenter: Demetrius Hobson, Liberate History 

Place-based learning and Black History
Presenter: Jenice View, George Mason University  

From the Tragedy of Racial Violence to Radical Reconciliation: Using the Library of Congress Primary Civil Rights Resources
Presenter: Daniella A. Cook, University of South Carolina

Black History and Technology
Presenter: Adam Phyall, Newton County Schools, GA

White Teachers Teaching Black History -
An Ode to King

Presenters: Brianne Pitts, University of Wisconsin and Daniel Tulino, Rowan University 


Karyn Parsons, SweetBlackBerry, Inc, New York  

Cherly Howard, Nora Stewart Early Learning Center

Cynthia Martin, Beulah Ralph Elementary

Stella Johnson, Ms. J’s African American Centered Family Institute


Teaching Hard History
Presenter: Monita Bell, Teaching Tolerance

Black History Mobile Museum
Presenter: Khalid el-Hakim, Black History 101 Mobile Museum

Register today! www.bit.ly/carter-conference-2018

For full abstracts, award nominations, or more information, contact cartercenter18@gmail.com

Sponsored by:

CARTER Center for K-12 Black History Research, Teaching, and Curriculum | University of Missouri College of Education | The Bridge | Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity | Mizzou Online | Department of Black Studies | Department of Social Studies

Friday, July 27, 2018 at 8:00am to 8:00pm

West Middle School 401 Clinkscales Rd, Columbia, MO 65203

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