Shining A Light On Massachusetts History: Teaching Legacy of Courage Documentary & Classroom Resources
Tuesday January 10, 2023 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Especially for grades 5-12
Primary Source is honored to be the official steward of an exceptional new film for the classroom: Legacy of Courage: Black Changemakers in Massachusetts Past, Present, Future. This 20-minute film—from the Long Road to Justice project–chronicles how African American activists in Massachusetts have used the legal system to pursue freedom and civil rights for over 400 years. Our virtual seminar will feature a scholar talk for wider context, with an introduction to the film and its accompanying Teacher Toolkit developed by Primary Source. A Q&A with the film’s directors will round out our seminar. Together, these elements all highlight the importance of inspiring students through the history of anti-racist activism. The film and teaching toolkit will be posted for free on Primary Source’s website beginning in Fall 2022.