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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.



The Pursuit of Happiness: Sustaining a Democracy

In June 2007, the U.S. Department of Education awarded the Flint Community Schools a new Teaching American History Grant. The grant was designed for a limited number of secondary history teachers in the Flint Community Schools, Bendle Public Schools, and Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools. It concluded in June 2010.

2009/2010 SESSIONS
2010 Summer Seminar
June 21-25, 2010
8:30 am - 3:30 pm daily
Sarvis Conference Center/Flint Institute of Arts on Friday June 25th
Civil War Era (Middle School) and World War II through Post-Civil Rights Era (High School)
The Smithsonian Institution and Dr. James Loewen

Spring Practicum Work Session
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sarvis Conference Center
The Constitution (Middle School) and The Cold War (High School)
Teachers' Curriculum Institute and the American Institute for History Education

Spring Practicum Work Session
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sarvis Conference Center
"Daughters of Destiny: Living with History"
Michelle Duster, Great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells
A'Lelia Bundles, Great-great granddaughter of Madam C.J. Walker
Nettie W. Douglass, Great-granddaughter of Booker T. Washington and Great-great granddaughter of Frederick Douglass
Dr. Martha Jones, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Spring Evening Colloquium Session
Thursday, April 22, 2010
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Sarvis Conference Center
"The Road that Led to Somewhere: Teaching and Preserving History in the 21st Century"
Dr. Bryan E. Walls

Spring Evening Colloquium Session
Thursday, April 15, 2010
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Sarvis Conference Center
"In Pursuit of Happiness: Latino American History"
Dr. Jorge Luis Chinea

Winter Practicum Work Session
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sarvis Conference Center
"Being An American: Exploring the Ideals that Unite Us"
The Bill of Rights Institute

Winter Evening Colloquium Session

Thursday, December 3, 2009
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Sarvis Conference Center
"The Pursuit of Happiness: Arab American History"
The Arab American National Museum

Fall Practicum Work Session

Thursday, November 12, 2009
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sarvis Conference Center
"Westward Migration (8th Grade) & The Roaring 20s/Great Migration (9th Grade)"
Teacher Created Materials

Fall Evening Colloquium Session

Thursday, November 5, 2009
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Sarvis Conference Center
"Urbanization of America Across Time and the Rise of the City"
Professor Dewitt Dykes

June 15-19, 2009
8:30 am -3:30 pm Daily
TAHG Fellows can log onto Blackboard to explore lesson plans and Smithsonian materials from the 2009 Summer Seminar.


2009 Spring Evening Colloquium
Presenter: Greg Havrilcsak, University of Michigan-Flint
~Click here for Westward Movements Over Time PowerPoint

2009 Winter Practicum Work Session
Presenter: Judith Goodman, Teacher Created Materials
~Click here for Fluency PowerPoint

2008 Spring II Evening Colloquia

Presenter: Gregory Havrilcsak, University of Michigan-Flint
~Click here for Populism and Panic/Depression of 1893 PowerPoint

2007 Fall Evening Colloquia
Presenter: Dr. Benjamin Wilson, Western Michigan University


Historic African American Towns, Home and Garden Television, Episode HTOWN-S03

Black Communities after the Civil War
, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1997.

Fort Mose: A New Chapter in American History. Winter Park: Ironwood Productions, 1992.


Painter, Nell Irvin. The Exodusters: Black Migration to Kansas after the Civil War. W.W. Norton & Co., 1992.

Painter, Nell Irvin. Standing at Armageddon: The United States, 1877-1919. W.W. Norton & Co., 1989.

Wilson, Benjamin. Black Eden: The Idlewild Community. Michigan State University Press, 2002.

Wilson, Benjamin. African Americans in Michigan. Michigan State University, 2001.


(PBS) The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow--Reconstruction (1865-1877)

(Library of Congress) Reconstruction and Its Aftermath

(PBS) Reconstruction--The Second Civil War

"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again."
  ~ Maya Angelou, "On the Pulse of Morning"