Please be advised that due to circumstances caused by the inclement weather forecast, Stenton’s Program, “Examining Philadelphia’s Opportunity Gap: African Americans and Education”, scheduled for Saturday, February 15th is CANCELLED until further notice. We hope to reschedule this program in the near future. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
EXAMINING PHILADELPHIA’S OPPORTUNITY GAP: AFRICAN AMERICANS AND EDUCATION
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15
ERIKA M. KITZMILLER
IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH, JOIN US AT STENTON TO DISCUSS THE HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA AND HOW IT HAS AFFECTED THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY. FROM ITS HUMBLE BEGINNINGS IN THE MID-NINETEENTH CENTURY, TO ITS CURRENT STRENGTHS AND CHALLENGES IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, WE WILL EXAMINE HOW GOVERNMENT POLICIES AND CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE EVOLUTION OF EDUCATION IN PHILADELPHIA, AND HOW WE MIGHT THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Erika M. Kitzmiller is a historian of race, social inequality, and education. Currently, she is the Caperton Fellow at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center and a Qualitative Researcher with the University of Pennsylvania’s Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy. She is writing her first book manuscript, the Roots of Educational Inequality: Germantown High School, 1907-2013.
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