Wornall Majors House Museums
Tuesday, Feb. 17th 2015

Interpreting Slavery Workshop

May 11, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Alexander Majors Barn
8201 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO 64114
Elizabeth Hobson

Join Freedom’s Frontier, University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Center for Midwestern Studies, Wornall/Majors House Museums, and the Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery* for a full day workshop on slavery interpretation best practices.

We’ll share best practices for connecting to and extending your site’s interpretation of its history of slavery, including training to help staff achieve a greater understanding of difficult knowledge and how to navigate complicated emotions. We’ll look at the history of small-scale slavery in Missouri, and the broader context of slavery in U.S. history, and explore ways to create a comprehensive and conscientious interpretation of this intricate and often misunderstood history.

Workshop Details
Who? This workshop is open to the public. You do not have to be a partner of Freedom’s Frontier.
When? Monday May 11th, 2015 9am-4pm
Where? The Alexander Majors Barn – 8201 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64114
Cost? $25 registration fee includes workshop materials, lunch, and a copy of On Slavery’s Border, by Dr. Diane Mutti-Burke
Questions? Contact Elizabeth Hobson: ehobson@freedomsfrontier.org

To receive your book prior to the workshop, contact Elizabeth Hobson (ehobson@freedomsfrontier.org) to arrange for a pick-up or choose the optional shipping feature at the link below.

Register Here!

Registration Closes April 27th, 2015  

*The Tracing Center was founded in 2009 to build on the work completed in the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North. The mission of the Tracing Center is “to create greater awareness of the full extent of the nation’s complicity in slavery and the transatlantic slave trade and to inspire acknowledgement, dialogue and active response to this history and its many legacies. We do this for the purpose of racial justice, healing, and reconciliation, for the benefit of all.”

 For more information about the Tracing Center visit here.  

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Kansas City, MO. 64114


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