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Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (Deerfield, MA 01342-5004)
Lynne Manring (Project Director: February 2016 to present)

African Americans in the Making of Early New England

Two one-week workshops for seventy-two schoolteachers on slavery and African- American life in colonial New England.

The Deerfield Teachers’ Center of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, a nationally recognized professional development provider, seeks $179,431 to fund two Landmarks Workshops for K-12 Teachers July 9 – 14, 2017 and July 23 – 28, 2017. "African Americans in the Making of Early New England" will take place in the Old Deerfield Village Historic Landmark District and will focus on the 23 African American Historic sites in the District and on Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford, MA, another National Historic Landmark. This workshop will bring together a wide range of primary resources — landscape, architecture, artifacts, documents, oral histories — along with secondary interpretations and lectures by specialists that will provide tools for K-12 educators to engage their students in learning about African Americans’ life experiences in early New England. Knowing this history is an important tool for building cross-racial and cross-cultural understanding in the classroom.

Project fields:
African American History; U.S. History

Landmarks of American History

Education Programs

Total amounts:
$179,431 (approved)
$179,431 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 12/31/2017