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 firstname.lastname@example.org.