Many Rivers to Cross Teacher Workshop

Saturday, 16 November 2013 - 9:00am
RSVP Required
Northwest African American Museum, Seattle Click here for Map

In conjunction with the PBS series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., KCTS 9 and the Northwest African American Museum have partnered to offer a teacher workshop to provide educators with resources to explore this rich legacy of African American history. Education producers from WNET New York will present everything from lesson plans to freely accessible media for the classroom.

Dr. Quintard Taylor, pre-eminent historian of African Americans in the West, University of Washington professor and founder of will present the keynote. The Northwest African American Museum will present information on its education programs and exhibitions, with guidance for teachers to make the most of tours and classroom resources. Complimentary food including breakfast items and a full lunch will be provided and clock hours will be available. 

The workshop is free, but advanced registration is required. To register, please contact Tony Gomez at or 206.443.4809.

About the Program
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is a six-part, six-hour series that chronicles the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent through five centuries of remarkable historic events right up to today—when America has a black president, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race. The series explores the origins of the people from Africa whose enslavement led to the creation of the African American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives that African Americans have developed against unimaginable odds. All of these elements define black culture and society in its extraordinarily rich and compelling diversity from slavery to freedom, from the plantation to the White House. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, airs Tuesdays, Oct. 22–Nov. 26, at 8:00 p.m. on KCTS 9. (Full episodes online.)

About Northwest African American Museum
At the heart of the African American experience in the Northwest is the story of our Journey to this region, the establishment of our vibrant community and the ways in which we have survived. To tell this ever-unfolding story, the Museum’s exhibits and programs feature the visual arts, music, crafts, literature and history of African Americans in the Northwest. Cognizant of the Black community’s continuous evolution, NAAM focuses on African Americans whose route to the new world was through slavery as well as recent immigrants arriving from places such as Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia.