When: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Time: 3:30 pm
Where: Live Stream Webinar
Our upcoming classroom film The Forgotten Slavery of Our Ancestors offers a critical contribution to the unfolding conversation about what our children need to learn about American history. The 12-minute film for grades 6-12 introduces students to the history of Indigenous enslavement on land that is now the United States.
As historians featured in the film explain, the enslavement of Indigenous peoples stretched from Alaska into South America. It predated and helped shape the system of African enslavement in New England, and it lasted throughout the 19th century in the West. As award-winning historian Andrés Resendez says in the film, “This is our shared history.”
The film will be available to stream Monday, October 5 on tolerance.org.
To celebrate this new resource, we’re hosting a panel and Q&A with the filmmakers at Wednesday, October 7, at 3:30 p.m. The panel with be moderated by Teaching Hard History Advisory Board member Meredith McCoy and will feature the film’s director and editor Howdice Brown III and producers Marie Acemah and Alice Qannik Glenn.