Reexamining Reconstruction: A Conversation with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries

August 12, 2021
A Conversation with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries
Course Type:

12:00–1:00 PM ET
11:00 AM–12:00 PM CT
10:00–11:00 AM MT
9:00–10:00 AM PT

Reexamining Reconstruction: A Conversation with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries

How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? Join Facing History & Ourselves and Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Associate Professor of History at The Ohio State University and scholar of African American history and contemporary Black politics to examine the way the Reconstruction Era is remembered and the impact of its various legacies in contemporary society.

During the webinar, we will:  

  • Hear from Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries about the intersecting legacies of Reconstruction. 
  • Engage in a moderated Q&A with Dr. Jeffries.

Captioning will be provided during this webinar, which takes place from 12:00–1:00 PM ET/11:00 AM–12:00 PM CT/10:00–11:00 AM MT/9:00–10:00 AM PT. If this time doesn’t work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll notify you once the recording is available on our On-Demand Learning Center

You will be eligible to receive one-hour of professional development credit for participation if you actively watch the webinar. At the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to download a certificate of completion from the webinar console. Check with your school district in advance of the webinar to ensure that the professional development credit is accepted.

About the Presenter: 

Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries
Associate Professor of History
The Ohio State University

Hasan Kwame Jeffries is associate professor of history at The Ohio State University where he has been teaching courses on the Civil Rights and Black Power Movement for the last eighteen years.

He is the author of Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt, and the editor of Understanding and Teaching the Civil Rights Movement, which won the 2020 James Harvey Robinson Prize from the American Historical Association for the most outstanding contribution to the teaching and learning of history in any field for public or educational purposes. He also wrote and narrated the 10-episode Audible Original series Great Figures of the Civil Rights Movement, which was released in February 2020. In the classroom, he has won several major teaching awards, including The Ohio State University Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, the university’s highest award for teaching. 

Dr. Jeffries has worked on several public history projects, including serving as the lead historian for the five-year, $25 million renovation of the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. He is also the host of the podcast Teaching Hard History: American Slavery, a production of the Teaching Tolerance division of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which just wrapped up its second season. He earned a BA in history from Morehouse College in 1994 and a PhD in American history with a specialization in African American history from Duke University in 2002. 

August 12, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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