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Remembering Black Denver: 

Sources and Methods for Social-Studies Teachers

The program in Africana Studies at the University of Northern Colorado seeks to recruit up to twenty (20) teachers of K-12 schools in the Denver area to attend a three-day workshop that examines the stories of the community that came to be known as “Five Points.” Activities include a day-long series of presentations at the History Colorado Center, utilizing staff and resources dedicated to preserving memories of the Black experience in the Mile-High City. A field trip to the newly established National Park Service site of Dearfield will explore this early twentieth-century Black community on Colorado’s eastern plains (many Dearfield residents had called Five Points their home). A third day will focus on Five Points itself, with a walking tour of this 140-year old neighborhood as its highlight. For more information, please contact the project directors: George Junne, Africana Studies (George.junne@unco.edu), or Michael Welsh, History Department (Michael.welsh@unco.edu)


Selected applicants must…

  • Be current 6-12 teachers in the area of Social Studies
  • Complete the full application form by March 31, 2022
  • Be available from June 1-3 to attend all sessions
  • Attend all sessions and functions during the week in order to receive the stipend check
  • Create a one-unit plan based on seminar materials to be shared with the cohort, and on the Hewit website

Workshop Details

  • June 1-3, 2022
  • Denver
  • Cost: Free
    • All participants receive a $500 stipend
  • Application Deadline March 31, 2022

Application Details

Participation is limited to 20 teachers.  Participants will be selected based on the quality of their responses to the questions included in the conference application.

The Hewit Institute aims to attract a diverse group of participants from a variety of institutional settings across Colorado.

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Have questions? 

Contact us at HewitAFS@unco.edu