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Mayor Floyd McCree, 1962 Mayor James Sharp, circa 1984

Floyd McCree was Flint’s
first African American
City Commissioner and
City Council-selected mayor.

In 1983, James Sharp
became Flint's first
African American elected mayor, voted in by citizens.

 

 
 
 

TAHG Program Resources for Freedom Quest

 
 
PRACTICUM WORK SESSIONS

The Freedom Quest grant program concluded in May 2009. Each school year, four practicum work sessions were held for participating teachers.  The practicum sessions were designed to provide TAHG Fellows with various instructional strategies to engage students in traditional American history. Below is information from past sessions.
Click on images for details.

2008/2009 SESSIONS
Spring II Practicum
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sarvis Conference Center
Presenter: The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village

Spring Practicum
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sarvis Conference Center
Presenter: Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead

Winter Practicum
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sarvis Conference Center
Presenter: Pastor Gwen C. Webb & ASHP

Fall Practicum

Thursday, November 6, 2008
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sarvis Conference Center
Presenter: Teacher Created Materials

2007/2008 SESSIONS

Fall Practicum
Presenter: Harold Jones, African American Civil War Museum
~Click here for Reading List

Winter Practicum

Presenter: Dr. David Pilgrim, Ferris State University
~Click here for Jim Crow Timeline
~Click here for Reading List
~Click here for Ferris State University's Jim Crow Museum website

Spring Practicum
Presenter: Dr. David Blight, Yale University

Spring II Practicum
Presenter: Danielle Linzer, Lower East Side Tenement Museum

"History does not refer merely or even principally to the past.
On the contrary, the great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it with us, are unconsciously controlled by it
in many ways, and that history is literally present
in all that we do."

  ~ James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time








2008 SUMMER SEMINAR

2008 Summer Seminar
June 23-27, 2008
Sarvis Conference Center, Tuskegee Airmen Museum, and Detroit Historical Museum

Scholars/Historians:

(Please note that the images in the PowerPoints below
may take a moment to appear on your screen)

Dr. Nora Faires, Western Michigan University
~Click here for The Great Migration PowerPoint

Mr. Michael Kelly, Mott Community College
~Click here for Political Memorabilia PowerPoint

Off-site learning excursion: Tuskegee Airmen Museum & Detroit Historical Museum

2007 SUMMER SEMINAR

2007 Summer Seminar
June 18-22, 2007
Weekdays Conference Center and Stockton Historcial House

Scholars/Historians:
(Please note that the images in the PowerPoints below
may take a moment to appear on your screen)

  • Dr. Alan Singer, Hofstra University, NY
    ~Click here for Complicity PowerPoint
    ~Click here for Resistance PowerPoint
    ~Click here for Unions PowerPoint
    ~Click here for Sit Down Strike PowerPoint

    Dr. Benjamin Wilson, Western Michigan University
Jeff Taylor, Alfred P. Sloan Museum
Tuskegee Institute History Class, circa 1902. Click on image to learn more.

Jim Percoco, West Springfield High School, VA
~Click here for African Americans in the Civil War PowerPoint
~Click here for 54th Massachusetts PowerPoint

Gregory Havrilcsak, University of Michigan-Flint
~Click here for Michigan in the Civil War PowerPoint

Michael Smith, Walter P. Reuther Library
~Click here for Michigan Labor History PowerPoint

Off-Site Learning Excursion:
Michigan Historical Center, Lansing

2006 SUMMER SEMINAR

2006 Summer Seminar
June 19-23, 2006
Sloan Museum’s Buick Gallery and Research Center

Scholars/Historians:
(Please note that the images in the PowerPoints below
may take a moment to appear on your screen)

Gregory Havrilcsak, University of Michigan-Flint

Larry Earl, Colonial Williamsburg

~Click here to view Colonial Slavery PowerPoint

Michael Madden, Flint Public Library

Dr. Guluma Gemeda, University of Michigan-Flint
~Click here to view Northwest Population of Color, 1800-50

  Henry Bibb (above). Click on the image to read Bibb's narrative

Off-Site Learning Excursion:
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit

Click here to view the agendas.
Click here to view the syllabi.

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FEATURED READINGS

Recommended Readings from the Summer Seminars

Title: Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era
Author: James M. McPherson
Website: http://www.neh.gov/whoweare/mcpherson/interview.html

Title: Business and Slavery: The New York Merchants and the Irrepressible Conflict
Author: Philip Foner
Website: http://blackhistory.harpweek.com/SlaveryHome.htm

Title: Slave Nation: How Slavery United the Colonies and Helped Spark the Revolution
Authors: Alfred Blumrosen and Ruth G. Blumrosen
Website: http://www.slavenation.us/index.htm

Title: Slavery and the Making of America
Authors: James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton
Website: http://www.slaveryinamerica.org/whats_new.htm

Title: Bound for Canaan: The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad, America's First Civil Rights Movement
Author: Fergus Bordewich
Website: www.fergusbordewich.com

The image of this enslaved man was used in abolitionist publications, and accompanied the 1837 antislavery poem "Our Countrymen in Chains" by John Greenleaf Whittier. Click on the image to learn more.


Title: A Compilation of Suggested Readings on African Americans and the Civil War era
Author: James Percoco (compiled list)
Website: Click here to view the PowerPoint with images of 23 topical books
SUMMER SEMINAR LECTURE ARCHIVES
Scholar: Gregory Havrilcsak, University of Michigan-Flint
Date: June 19, 2006
Topic: Foundations of our Founding
Click here to view clip!

Scholar: Larry Earl, Colonial Williamsburg
Date: June 20, 2006
Topic: Slavery in Colonial America
Click here to view clip!

Scholar: Michael Madden, Flint Public Library
Date: June 22, 2006
Topic: The Underground Railroad in Michigan and Genesee County
Click here to view clip!
People of color in the South, circa 1862. Click on image to learn more.