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Education In Black/White Newspaper

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Support Hidden History # 10 (October 2015)

Education in Black & White: The Institute for Colored Youth and the Continuing Struggle for Education

We need your help to create, print and distribute our 20 page newspaper for this event. 10,000 copies will be distributed through schools, libraries, cultural and community organizations that will celebrate the work of Fanny Jackson Coppin who was principle of the Institute for 37 years from 1865 to 1902.

·         Did you know that the first school of higher education for African Americans was the Institute for Colored Youth here in Philadelphia?

·         Did you know that many of the African American teachers who taught in Freedom Schools throughout the country came from this school?

·         Did you know that many of the Civil Rights activists after the Civil War, like Octavius V. Catto, came from this school?

·         Did you know that many of the battles that Fanny Jackson Coppin fought in the late 19th Century are still being fought today?

I didn’t either! But we should have. That is what this program is about.     

Please take a moment to donate and help us spread the word on Hidden History. Our last edition of our Hidden History newspaper on the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia was used as a classroom supplement in area elementary/high schools.

The Hidden History series continues Moonstone Arts Centers exploration of significant but under known people in American history. Please visit our website www.moonstoneartscenter.org and look under Hidden History for information on our previous programs on people like Ida B. Wells, Voices of Women (Lucretia Mott, Margaret Fuller & Harriet Jacobs), Charlotte Forten and the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia to name a few.

The first two weeks of October 2015 we will present film and discussion programs on Octavous V. Catto, the ICY, The Girard College demonstrations and education today at libraries and schools throughout Philadelphia and follow with a four day symposium of lectures, discussions, a teacher’s workshop and other programing. Contact us if you would like a program at your institution.

Moonstone Inc. is a 501(C)3 non-profit founded in 1983. Our mission is education across the spectrum, intersecting ethnicity, race, gender, class, age and sexual orientation, encouraging dialogue and discourse. Learn more about us at  www.moonstoneartscenter.org
 

Thank You – Larry Robin

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Update 2
Posted by Larry Robin
18 months ago
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Comment on Charlotte Forten Program

“The Charlotte Forten Writing Workshop was a remarkable collaborative event co-sponsored by the Moonstone Arts Center, the National Museum of American Jewish History and the Philadelphia Writing Project. The attendees included teachers, students and their families-- aunts, uncles and grandparents! Participants from the youngest child (5 yrs old) to the oldest grandparent were able to participate sharing their thoughts and experiences. When asked, “What hurts your feelings,” students talked about bullying at school and racial injustice on the playing field. Their perceptions were engaged and the audience members helped students think about possible ways to respond in highly charged situations and in some cases they were given alternative ways to read what they perceived as discriminatory treatment. I loved the interactive nature of the workshop on so many levels ranging from the personal testimony to creative writing!”

Diane R. Waff, Ed.D., Practice Professor of Education,
Director, Philadelphia Writing Project,
Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

To date we’ve raised$645. Help us reach our goal of $5000. Only through your support can we continue to bring Hidden History to the Greater Philadelphia area. Please donate today.

You can have one of our film and discussion programs on Education in Black & White at your school, library or organization by contacting us at larry@moonstoneartscenter.org
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Posted by Larry Robin
19 months ago
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Comment on The Underground Railroad in Philadelphia:

“The Underground Railroad Tours and talks we participated in were the most intellectually stimulating, eye opening, interesting, thought provoking and educationally sound activities, of this nature, that we have ever participated in. Between the 3 of us we have lived in this city 65-83 years and have never had this experience or been given so much information, that which was NEVER given in school or, for that matter, on any tour of the city.”

Karen Asper-Jordan,President,
Cecil B. Moore Philadelphia Freedom Fighters
with Rose Gaskins and John McKenzie

To date, we’ve raised$500.00. Help us reach our goal of $5000. Only through your support can we continue to bring Hidden History to the Greater Philadelphia area. Please donate today.

You can have one of our film and discussion programs on Education in Black & White at your school, library or organization by contacting us at larry@moonstoneartscenter.org
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$670 of $5,000 goal

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Sean Lynch
18 months ago

Thanks Moonstone for all you've done!

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Pat McLean
18 months ago

Hope this helps, wish I could do more.

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Jennifer Stanton
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This is necessary.

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Peggy Fisher
19 months ago

We must continue to honor the people who passed the torch to us, knowing our history and sharing it with others is a must as we continue the struggle.

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