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Cheney University and Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) Today

Exerpts from Is There A War on HBCUs? by Dr. Julianne Malveaux – August 2013 issue of ESSENCE magazine Why HBCUs Lost 14,000 Students in a Year    You are a proud graduate of an HBCU. You donate money. You’re robustly

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What We Teach and How We Teach It

Progressive vs classical, Afrocentric vs Eurocentric, Standardized vs Child  Centered Curriculum. The question is how do we reach children today? Our panel will discuss their successes and their failures in both dealing with the system and the children. Our Panel

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Envisioning Freedom Professional Development Workshop

The first 25 to register with Amy Cohen at amyc@historymakingproductions.com will receive a free copy of Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America by Dan Biddle and Murray Dubin and Envisioning Freedom: A Teacher’s

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A Discussion with Haki Madhubuti & Safisha Madhubuti

The Madhubutis have spent their lives working to promote African American education. They have taught at traditional schools; have created schools which reflect their own views on education; have mentored children from preschool to graduate school; have taught and inspired

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The Teacher as Activist, Another Legacy of the Institute

 “the allure of teaching, that ineffable magic drawing me back to the classroom again and again, issues from an ideal that lies directly at its heart: Teaching, at its best, is an enterprise that helps human beings reach the full

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Black Teachers for Black Students

“African-centered curriculum appropriately connects the Black experience to the African cultural world view and value system. This connection facilitates a healthy context from which African-Americans can learn about and understand themselves and the world.”          – Madhubuti

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Fannie Jackson Coppin and the Women of the ICY

People think of Octavius V. Catto if they think of the Institute for Colored Youth at all. Women are not included in many of the histories of the period but were active and played important roles in nineteenth century Philadelphia

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A Great Thing for Our People- A Walk through the Website with Judith Geisberg

This project began as a challenge.  In 1866, the Board of Managers published a list of all of the graduates of the Institute for Colored Youth from the first graduation in 1856 to 1864.  Students in a graduate seminar on

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The Institute for Colored Youth and Philadelphia in the 19th Century

The contradiction that is Philadelphia – the Southern-most Northern city – with the largest population of free African Americans in the country –Birthplace of the AME Church, center of the Underground Railroad – home of abolitionists.  From the Institute come

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African American Education in Philadelphia and Beyond: Past and Present

Join us for A Tour and Introduction to this new exhibit with Curator, Dr. Diane D. Turner  (The exhibit will be on display from September 14, 2015 to March 2016) Education was important to African Americans both enslaved and free.

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