Free Teacher Workshop: Storytelling 2.0 in the Classroom- using curriculum materials from the PBS documentary ‘Slavery by Another Name’

Slavery by Another Name is a PBS documentary which explores a system of “neo-slavery” that thrived following the Civil War based on forced labor of imprisoned African American men and women through the convict lease system.  A free teacher workshop will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012,  from 9am-3pm at the Atlanta Neighborhood School, 688 Grant Street, using curriculum materials based on the documentary.

In addition to screening clips from the film, there will be a discussion between Susan Tuggle Burnore, the great-granddaughter of a plantation owner who practiced forced labor, and Tonya Groomes, a descendant of Green Cottenham, a young man who was forced into labor.  The discussion will be moderated by ‘Slavery by Another Name’ author Douglas A. Blackmon.

There is no charge to attend this workshop – but space is limited and registration is required.  Click here to register.  For more information, contact


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  1. Cindy said:

    I attended the Slavery By Another Name workshop on Saturday. The format of the program was phenomenal. Felicia of 2mpower Media was the moderator who ensured that the presetation flowed effortlessly. We had the privilege of meeting and discussing the documentary with Douglas Blackmon, Tonya Groomes, and Susan Burnore. After which, they took the time to answer additional questions in personal one-on-one and small group settings.
    Patrice Weaver of GPB guided us through ways to create personal oral stories with our students and provided additional invaluable resources. Our tasty lunch was provided by Jason’s Deli and the workshop ended with the use of current technology (ipods, iphones, etc) to document oral digital stories. The event was well planned and definitely worth attending on a cold, Saturday morning.
    As a descendant of Georgia slaves, “Slavery by Another Name” brought to light issues that we (African-Americans) had only heard about through oral family stories. However, this part of our history was never assembled into such a dynamic, written form until now. I would like to thank GPB, Douglas Blackmon, 2mpower Media and all others who contributed to sharing this part of African-American history with the world.
    Now, it’s time to keep the conversations going, as our nation learns more about its diverse, yet little-known history. Open, honest and respectful dialogue helps to us to reconcile our past and grow together, as a nation.

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