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ERIC Number: EJ1420231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2024
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1933-8341
EISSN: EISSN-1752-6884
On Doing Justice to Black Mobility and Movement in the Classroom
Derek H. Alderman; Ethan Bottone
Geography Teacher, v21 n1 p25-32 2024
This paper offers the intellectual goals and content that guided a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) K-12 Summer Institute entitled "The Role of Geographic Mobility in the African American Freedom Struggle." Readers are provided background and concepts for exploring Black geographies of mobility in classrooms. Geographic mobility is a core democratic principle important to understanding the African American Freedom Struggle and the politics of mobility, a recognition that the very dynamics of where, when, and how we move is a product of the exercise of social power and the distribution of rights. Institute teachers worked to develop content expertise and knowledge necessary to answer three major questions: (1) In what ways has geographic mobility been used as a means of racial control and exclusion against African Americans? (2) In what ways have African Americans used geographic mobility as a form of resistance, resilience, and world-making? (3) In what ways have racialized mobility patterns and practices shaped U.S. landscapes and people's experiences, well-being, and vulnerability in those places?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
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