BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Honoring Ethnicity and Celebrating Folklife
Following the tradition in the United States to honor Black History during the month of February, we have three features this month with that focus:
- Our TPS-GSU Gazette (eZine and Blog) focuses on Folklife in celebration of diversity in the section on National Focus from the Library of Congress.
- In our State Focus section of this month’s Gazette, we bring your attention to a recent presentation on the GSU Campus on the topic of Tolerance, supported by primary sources.
- Later this month, our monthly email feature, Lest We Forget, will focus on the significant contributions of African Americans in the expansion of railroads in our country.
NATIONAL FOCUS: New for You from the Library of Congress
The Library of Congress presents “Lomax Centennial: American Folklife Center Celebrates Alan Lomax’s 100th Birthday.”
“To mark the centennial birthday of the influential folklorist Alan Lomax (1915-2002), the American Folklife Center presents a year-long series of projects, events, and activities to celebrate the Lomax family’s contributions to the preservation and promotion of traditional music and dance and to highlight the depth and diversity of the American Folklife Center’s Lomax family collections.
These upcoming events are presented by and/or in cooperation with the American Folklife Center. Events at the Library of Congress are free and do not require tickets.”
CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AND FULL DETAILS ABOUT THE CENTENNIAL.
About Alan Lomax
During his long and productive career, Alan Lomax undertook important folk music collecting expeditions throughout the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean; recorded hundreds of legendary performers; documented innumerable songs and tunes, many of which have become iconic cultural treasures; wrote scholarly books; and produced popular publications, films, and radio series about performance traditions throughout the world.
STATE FOCUS: TPS Presentation on Tolerance at GSU
On February 17th, Director Lucianne Brown, Ph.D., presented to GSU staff and students on the subject of tolerance.
TEACHING BLACK HISTORY THROUGH PRIMARY SOURCES
The Power of Primary Sources to Highlight the Importance of Black History
Whether you’re a professor or a student, the use of Primary Sources enriches your understanding of Black History. Participants were introduced to the celebration of Black History Month through the eyes of the Library of Congress’ Primary Sources.
PLEASE CLICK THESE LINKS TO VIEW PRIMARY SOURCES:
At the bus station in Durham, North Carolina
The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom
A pair of muddy shoes underscore the weariness following the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama
TPS-GSU: UPCOMING EVENTS
TPS-GSU Summer Graduate Course – registration is now open!
Please contact Dr. Lucianne Brown if you would like to register for this training: 708-235-7575
Education 7212-01 Digital Primary Sources
Designed to effectively access, integrate, and produce curricula utilizing the Internet and digitized primary source materials from the collections of the Library of Congress. Focuses on the nature of primary sources and classroom applications for digital technology. Provides hands-on experience using the historical tests, photographs, motion pictures, maps and sound recordings from the Library Congress American Memory digital collections.
This course delivery will be entirely face to face with meetings on the following dates and time.
Dates: June 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24 & 25.
Times: From 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
More workshop dates coming soon … including Coaches TPS-GSU Academy Online!