Longwood Author Series: Fugitive Pedagogy
Please join Professor Givens in conversation with Harvard’s own Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, the immediate past president of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH). Carter G. Woodson founded ASALH and it remains strong today.
This conversation will focus on Carter G. Woodson and his legacy which will help to broaden our collective understanding of Carter G. Woodson, the father of first Negro History Week and now Black History Month and key issues in education.
“Without question, Woodson knew black people had a history and culture, that they had contributed in significant ways to US history. The child and student of former slaves, he had listened intently to the stories of Civil War veterans who fought nobly for their emancipation, had labored alongside black men and women striving to build a world premised on the human dignity of their communities and their students. All of this was disavowed in his educational trajectory. The knowledge Woodson witnessed and knew to be true was studiously disfigured in the official knowledge of schooling and the United States’ public imagination.”
Jarvis Givens is Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Suzanne Young Murray Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
- Thursday, February 3, 2022
- 5:30pm - 6:45pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)