Black Joy & Black Excellence

with Rosalie Uyola
Monday, October 12, 2020
3 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Sign up here by Thursday, October 7.
Live closed captioning will be provided.

Black history and culture in America includes joyful celebrations as well as extraordinary achievements in all areas of life. Because in most schools, the history of Black life focuses on enslavement, the 13th Amendment, Jim Crow, redlining, Brown vs. Board of Ed, and more recently, mass incarceration and police brutality,  this Academy for Teachers presentation will highlight other aspects of Black experience, specifically Black labor and resistance through the lens of the Oak Bluffs community on Martha’s Vineyard and Black Wall Street.

Academy for Teachers Fellow Rosie Jayde Uyola is a K-12 teacher, independent scholar, documentary filmmaker, and a researcher of memory, commemoration, and Black Life and Culture. They also develop open-access digital humanities projects for K-12 education in NYC. Rosie’s publications include “Memory and the Long Civil Rights Movement” in The Seedtime, the Work, and the Harvest: New Perspectives on the Black Freedom Struggle in America, “The Digital City: Memory, History, and Public Commemoration” in Ácoma International Journal of North-American Studies, Italia, “Home Sweet Home – Race, Housing, and the Foreclosure Crisis” in The War on Poverty: A Retrospective, “Race, Empire, and the Rise of the Mortgage Industrial Complex,” The Newark Experience Digital Archive, and “Women in the Black Freedom Movement” in School Series Production of Harriet Tubman, New Jersey Performing Arts Center. They were an NEH Fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute.

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