Educator Workshop: Reconstruction and the Rise of Jim Crow

Online Program

July 14, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Educators, join us for a FREE virtual professional development session exploring African Americans' fight for freedom and racial equality during Reconstruction and the Jim Crow era.

Event Details

The special exhibition at the Bullock Museum for the summer and fall of 2021, Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, examines the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the United States in the 50 years after the Civil War. Presented in partnership with the exhibition's creator, the New-York Historical Society, this workshop blends content overviews and primary source instructional strategies for teaching these important and relevant topics in your classrooms.

This program is available as an on-demand recording for CPE credit. To get access to the link and a certificate email

During the session, we will:

  • Learn new content and strategies for teaching Reconstruction and the Jim Crow Era.
  • Engage with primary and secondary sources from the New-York Historical Society's Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow and Women & the American Story curricula.
  • Analyze resources through inquiry and breakout room discussions with colleagues.
  • Model activities that use a variety of digital resources and pedagogy that can be directly turn-keyed into the virtual classroom.
  • Highlight and elevate the experiences and contributions of women and Black Americans during these time periods.
  • Connect these national events to local Texas stories and resources.
  • Take a virtual sneak peek inside the Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow exhibition.

This Zoom session is free to attend, with advanced registration required. Participants will receive access to the event, resources related to the topic, and CPE certificates (SBEC approved). This session is open to classroom teachers, preservice teachers, higher education professionals, informal educators, and homeschool educators.

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Zoom information

This online program has automated closed captioning.

Upon registration, you will be sent the Zoom meeting link and you will be prompted to download the Zoom application for mobile or desktop if it is not already installed. You do not need a Zoom account to join this event.

Banner courtesy Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow was organized by the New-York Historical Society. Lead support for the exhibition provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Major support provided by the Ford Foundation and Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire.

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Local support provided by Jeanne and Michael L. Klein.

School Programs are generously funded by Featured Sponsors The Marie M. and James H. Galloway Foundation, Supporting Sponsors The Honorable Kent R. Hance and The William Stamps Farish Fund, and Contributing Sponsor The Burdine Johnson Foundation.

School Field Trips presented by The John M. O'Quinn Foundation.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the State Preservation Board. Additional support of exhibitions and programs is provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.