Rethinking the Teaching of Slavery

June 10 and 13-16, 2022 via zoom

How can we better teach about the history of the slavery in what is now the US, and how does this history relate to the history of California?

Featured Scholars:

  • Dr. Stephanie Jones-Rogers, Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley and author of They Were Her Property

  • Dr. Jonathan Cordero, Founder and Executive Director, the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone recommends Bad Indians by Deborah Miranda

  • Dr. Stacey L. Smith, Associate Professor of History, Oregon State University and author of Freedom's Frontier

  • Dr. Caitlin Rosenthal, Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley and author of Accounting for Slavery

Daily Schedule:

9:30-10:00       Morning Discussion

10:00-11:00     Scholar Talk

11:00-12:00     Source Work

1:00-2:00         Collaborative Planning (optional)

Institute Staff:

  • Mary Robillard, 8th grade teacher, Pittsburg Unified

  • Julia Frankenbach, Graduate Student, Native California History, UC Berkeley

  • Briana Vessells, Graduate Student, African American History, UC Berkeley

  • Rachel Reinhard, Site Director, UCBHSSP

The program will launch on Friday and then run from Monday to Thursday. There is no cost to register; educators who participate in the full week of learning will receive a gift card to purchase a recommended text. 

This program is funded through the Library of Congress' Teaching with Primary Sources initiative.

Note on Program Accessibility: If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in a UCBHSSP event, please contact Rachel Reinhard at sends e-mail) with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.