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Program Flyer: The African American Experience in Virginia: From Civil War to Civil Rights

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Content Provider   HistoryConnects from the Virginia Historical Society  2012-13 Honorable Mention
Contact Information   Evan Liddiard
eliddiard@vahistorical.org
428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA  23220
United States
Phone: (804) 342-9689
Program Type   Individual Program
Program Rating     based on 3 evaluation(s).
Target Audience   Education: Grade(s): 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, community college, Public Library: Library Patrons, retirement centers
Maximum Number of Participants   No maximum, but we suggest about 30 students.
Minimum Number of Participants   5
Primary Disciplines   Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Problem Solving, Social Studies/History, Standards
Program Description   Emancipation and the end of the Civil War brought promises of equality for African Americans in Virginia and throughout the South. It took the better part of a century for those promises to begin to be realized. This program will identify and examine the effects of segregation and “Jim Crow” on life in Virginia for whites, African Americans, and American Indians. Students will also discuss the social and political events in Virginia linked to desegregation and Massive Resistance and their relationship to national history.
Program Format   1. The program will begin with an examination of the three Reconstruction amendments and what was promised with the end of slavery.
2. The audience will then track the emergence of segregation and “Jim Crow” laws throughout the American south.
3. The audience will then look at some of the events that marked the Civil Rights Movement, in Virginia and throughout the nation.
4. The program will end with time for a Question and Answer period.
Objectives   The participant will:
- define “Jim Crow” and segregation, and describe the impact it had on the lives of both white and black southerners;
- describe the process of desegregation and Virginia’s Massive Resistance response;
- discuss the reasons that changes began to take place in Virginia and the United States following World War II;
- identify prominent Virginians and Virginia events in the Civil Rights Movement.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns   Our programs are aligned with both national standards and Virginia Standards of Learning. While our programs can be tailored to suit learners of any age, they are initially designed for students in upper elementary and secondary schools.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns   Our programs are aligned with both national standards and Virginia Standards of Learning. While our programs can be tailored to suit learners of any age, they are initially designed for students in upper elementary and secondary schools.
Program Length   45-60 minutes
By Request   This program is available by request ONLY
Date/Time Notes   Programs are available Monday through Friday, between 8 am and 4 pm, EST.

If these times do not work for your group, please contact Evan Liddiard at eliddiard@vahistorical.org and we will make every effort to find a convenient time for your program.
Program Cost   Point to Point Cost: $100.00
By Request Cost: $100.00
Program Fee Notes   Programs are offered at a 50% discount for Virginia schools.
Cancellation Policy   We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.
Is recording allowed?   No
Program Delivery Mode(s)   Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Skype, iChat, FieldTripZoom, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
Minimum Technology Specifications for sites connecting to this provider   All schools will dial into the VHS.

We require a test call one week prior to the videoconference session.

IP address: 38.68.255.194

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