• Film Screening: “Defining Moments”

    Defining Moments: The Civil Rights Movement in North Hempstead

    Sunday, March 31 at 1:00 PM

    The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County’s David Taub Reel Upstanders Film Series presents a film screening of Defining Moments: The Civil Rights Movement in North Hempstead, with guest speakers North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth; Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman Lee Seeman; and Director Alan Ginsburg.

    Defining Moments highlights the true stories of courage, confrontation, triumph, and sorrow throughout the Civil Rights Movement in North Hempstead, which was an epicenter of change during this tumultuous time. The documentary also focuses on the unique partnership forged between the local Jewish population and the Town’s African American residents as they worked towards the common goal of equality and human rights for all.

    $10 suggested donation.  Please RSVP to (516) 571-8040 or info@hmtcli.org.

  • Facing History Seminar “Race and Membership in U.S. History: From Segregation to Civil Rights”

    Professional Development Seminar: “Race and Membership in U.S. History: From Segregation to Civil Rights”

    What can we learn about the evolving notion of citizenship and changing rights of “the other?” In this seminar, we will consider how ideas of race and racism developed during the years of Jim Crow segregation and the Progressive Era. Participants will examine resistance to these ideas through the Civil Rights Movement using a case study of the events at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. 

    In this seminar you will:

    • Discover interdisciplinary teaching strategies and classroom activities  that reinforce historical and literacy skills
    • Be prepared to create a four-week or longer unit on the Civil Rights movement using Facing History’s case study Choices in Little Rock and infuse into your U.S. history or literature curriculum how ideas and practices emerged from “race science” and the Eugenics movement.
    • Receive a free copy of Facing History’s Choices in Little Rock

    After this seminar you will:

    • Receive coaching and support as you implement this unit in your classroom
    • Become part of the Facing History Educator Network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides and online tools.
    • Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost.

    Scholarships are available; seminar is designed for 6th through 12th grade U.S. history, civics, American Studies, humanities or English language teachers.

    Register online at Facing History and Ourselves and contact Tracy Garrison-Feinberg for more information:tracygarrisonfeinberg@hmtcli.org