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Post Film Discussion After Munich

By Ellen Resnek / Wednesday, September 14, 2022 / Comments Off on Post Film Discussion After Munich

Post Film Discussion After Munich with Francine Zuckerman & Moderated by Avi Ben Hur Whether you witnessed it live, learnt about it or never even heard of the Munich Massacre […]

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2023 Marching Down “Freedom’s Road”: Civil Rights to the Black Freedom Movement

By Rebecca / Tuesday, August 16, 2022 / Comments Off on 2023 Marching Down “Freedom’s Road”: Civil Rights to the Black Freedom Movement
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Teaching Juneteenth

By Ellen Resnek / Wednesday, June 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Teaching Juneteenth

Editor’s note: Since the publication of this article, Juneteenth was declared a federal national holiday in 2021.

Each year around June 19, Black communities across the country unite for a family reunion of sorts. Juneteenth activities feature the sights and sounds of Blackness: People enjoying art, music and food that connect them to a shared ancestry and history. They celebrate being their authentic selves. They celebrate freedom in both solemn and festive ceremonies.

This celebration marks a day in 1865 when enslaved Texans learned they’d be free—two months after Robert E. Lee surrendered and ended the Civil War and two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Initially a uniquely Texan observance, Juneteenth has now been recognized in some form in every corner of the country.

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Holocaust Museums and Memorials Around the World

By Ateret Cope / Wednesday, March 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Holocaust Museums and Memorials Around the World

Alongside CWB Scholars we will travel with Museum historians, experts, and contemporary witnesses to 10 different regions.

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Reflections of a Shared Journey – Day 7

By Ateret Cope / Saturday, February 19, 2022 / Comments Off on Reflections of a Shared Journey – Day 7

Ellen Resnek | Educational Programs and Outreach Manager, CWB We entered into our community of learners a band of educators, scholars, administrators and community change makers and in that space […]

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Mr. Charles Person, Freedom Rider

By Ateret Cope / Thursday, February 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Mr. Charles Person, Freedom Rider

Our honored guest was Charles Person, one of two surviving Freedom Riders to have made the trip in its entirety from Washington DC to New Orleans. The songs of the movement sustained him, he said, especially so when he knew that he should have felt fearful, and no song strengthened him more than “Oh Freedom.”

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Sites of Violence, Sites of Healing – Day 5

By Ateret Cope / Wednesday, February 16, 2022 / Comments Off on Sites of Violence, Sites of Healing – Day 5

Laura Thomson Sites of Violence, Sites of Healing Today we visited the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum, both located in Montgomery, Alabama. We were warned […]

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What Bridges Do We Have to Cross Today? – Day 4

By Ateret Cope / Tuesday, February 15, 2022 / Comments Off on What Bridges Do We Have to Cross Today? – Day 4

Jennifer Brown and Derek Chimner “We have come a great distance as a society, but we still have a great distance to go.”– Former Congressman John Lewis This was the […]

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“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived…” – Day 3

By Ateret Cope / Monday, February 14, 2022 / Comments Off on “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived…” – Day 3

Deb SmithSocial/Racial Justice CoordinatorYWCA Hanover Montgomery, Alabama ‘History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.’ -Maya Angelou As I continue […]

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The Beginning of a Beloved Community – Day 2

By Ateret Cope / Sunday, February 13, 2022 / Comments Off on The Beginning of a Beloved Community – Day 2

Lauren Hall | High School Administrator Day two began on Atlanta Student Movement Boulevard, the birthplace of the 1960-1965 Atlanta Student Movement and central location to 6 Historically Black Universities: […]

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