A Workshop for History Teachers

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross is a new 6-part documentary series on African American history premiering October 22nd on WGBH 2.

Building upon existing research and drawing from recent scholarship, Harvard professor and host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will guide viewers on an engaging journey across continents and centuries to shed new light on the experience of being African American.

Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
To coincide with the broadcast of this new documentary series, WGBH will host a workshop that will introduce middle and high school history and social studies teachers to a suite of new and engaging resources designed to enhance the teaching and learning of African American history.

Monday, October 28th from 4:30 to 8pm
WGBH Studios, 1 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135

WGBH is pleased to announce that Professor Gates will open the workshop with a keynote address, which will be followed by a screening of clips from the series, a tour of the educator website, and a presentation of the teachers’ guide, lesson plans, and other classroom supports.

Educators who attend this workshop will receive the following free resources:
• Many Rivers to Cross teachers’ guide and classroom resources
• Many Rivers to Cross series poster
• A free 1-year membership to WGBH
• Educator resources and information from our partner organizations

» Information About Our Partners

Major corporate support for The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross is provided by Bank of America. Additional corporate funding is provided by The Coca-Cola Company and McDonald’s. Leadership support is generously provided by the Abby and Howard Milstein Foundation, in partnership with HooverMilstein and Emigrant Bank. Major funding is also provided by the Ford Foundation, Dr. Georgette Bennett and Dr. Leonard Polonsky in Memory of Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum, Richard Gilder, the Hutchins Family Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Support is also provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.

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