Rethinking Race & Slavery Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: Session Options

9:30-10:30, Race as a Political, Cultural, and Educational Problem

Session 1: Past and Present—Power, Race, and Slavery’s Legacies

Location: Brown Auditorium

Richard D. Brown, University of Connecticut, “White Supremacy and White Privilege: Legacies of Slavery.” 

Edward Carson, Governor’s Academy, “Teaching W.E.B. DuBois’s Black Reconstruction 400 Years Later.” 

Moderated by Dann J. Broyld (Central Conn. State U., History Faculty)

Session 1B: When and How to Start Teaching Children About Slavery & Race

Location: Commons Room

LaQuanda Walters Cooper, George Mason University, “North American Enslaved Societies: A Gallery Walk.”

Sarah Buscher, Washington D.C. Public Schools, Natalie Stapert, The Lowell School, Washington D.C., “Talking About Racism in Elementary School.”

Moderated by Rob Dowling and students Austin Gatesman and Will Goldman

Session 1C: Enforcing the Color Line

Location: Adams Theater

Jason Haynes, St. Luke’s School, “The Language of ‘Scientific Racism’ in Late-Antebellum America.”

Katy Perry, Avon Old Farms School, “Mapping Inequality: From Redlining During the New Deal to Environmental Racism Today.”


Moderated by Shelton Magee and AOF student Terrell Jarvis

Session 1D: Slavery and the Creation of Culture

Location: Tiernan Room

Lauren O’Connell, Ithaca College, “Visualizing the Architectural Legacies of Slavery.”

Barbara Tischler, Academy of St. Joseph, New York City, “‘A Negro Has No Name. . .’ Constructing Identities of Enslaved People Using Primary Sources.”

Moderated by John Bourgault and AOF student Jordan Bernard