Conference Session

Racial Slavery in the Americas: Resistance, Freedom, and Legacies

NYSCSS Conference Session

Explore the Choices Program curriculum unit Racial Slavery in the Americas: Resistance, Freedom, and Legacies and engage in lessons and activities from the curriculum. The unit supports both students’ and teachers’ inquiry into a global history of slavery and its legacies. It includes student readings and lessons on the human geography of the transatlantic slave trade; data, primary source, and art analysis; Juneteenth; reparative justice; public memorials; and more.

Note: The time for this session will be announced at a later date.

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The statue of Le Marron Inconnu in Haiti showing a freed person blowing a conch shell pointed to the sky. The statue is set against a backdrop of buildings, palm trees, and hills.

This workshop is included with registration for the NYSCSS Annual Convention. All workshop participants will receive a three-month digital license to the Racial Slavery in the Americas curriculum unit.


All middle and high school U.S. history, world history, and ethnic studies educators as well as administrators are welcome to attend.

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Mimi Stephens

Choices Director of Sales and Professional Development
Mimi is the Director of Professional Development for the Choices Program. Prior to joining the Choices Program in 2011, Mimi worked at Clark University where she served as the Director of the Teacher Center for Global Studies supporting K12 social studies teachers throughout Massachusetts for more than 20 years. Mimi holds a Masters in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.
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