The African American Cemetery Education Tampa Bay project was created in response to the rediscovery of 10 erased African American cemeteries in the Tampa region. The project aims to 1) curate descendent oral histories associated with erased African American cemeteries, 2) elevate community oral histories as primary sources through co-created K-12 curricular resources, 3) preserve and memorialize erased African American cemetery spaces through collaborative community/student experiential learning. Through the shared experiences of an anthropologist, education graduate students, and a cemetery education specialist, this panel explores ways K-12 education can create opportunities for African American communities to tell their stories and open space for difficult history and social justice conversations in the classroom.
For more information and to register, click here: https://events.wm.edu/event/view/lemonproject/133611
Williamsburg Regional Library is proud to collaborate with The Lemon Project at the College of William & Mary to bring you this special series of talks. Topics will range widely and include African Americans’ contributions to the College and Williamsburg community, and more. All talks are virtual and require advanced registration. See each individual program for specific dates, times, and recommended reading, or view the Lemon Project calendar for the full schedule.