In This Place: African American Families and Communities in the History of New England

With Professors Kendra Field and Kerri Greenidge, Tufts University and the African American Trail Project

Engaging with Experts

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Research Skills; Empowering Informed Action; Developing Cross-Cultural Sensitivity


5 PDPs


Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $200

Open to all K-12 educators.

How do place and race interact in U.S. history? This program centers Black families, communities, and individuals–specific lives in particular places– as a window into African American resilience and accomplishment as well as our region’s fraught history of racism. Participants will explore strategies to integrate place-based learning and “hidden” histories of diverse communities. The program will feature lessons and resources to refresh and inspire the curriculum in all humanities disciplines. Our experts are Dr. Kendra Field and Dr. Kerri Greenidge, two ground-breaking scholars of African American history and culture. They are faculty members and co-directors of the African American Trail Project at Tufts University—the inspiration for Primary Source’s recent HistoryThon initiative.

Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

Register using the form below.


Contact Sara Clamage at

Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.


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