Rosenwald Project

African-Americans and Education: The Rosenwald School Legacy

2013 Conference Agenda


African Americans and Education:
The Rosenwald School Legacy and Williston High School

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8:30-8:45 AM         Registration & Breakfast

8:45-8:55 AM         Welcome & Introductions
                               Dr. Kenneth Teitelbaum, Dean, Watson College of Education
                               Dr. Paul Townend, Chair, Department of History
                               Todd McFadden, Director, Upperman African American Cultural Center

8:55--9:35 AM        Keynote Presentation with Q & A
                               Dr. John H. Haley, Professor Emeritus, UNC Wilmington

9:45-10:30 AM       Breakout Sessions

Session 1
Julius Rosenwald & Booker T. Washington
Stephanie Deutsche, Historian
Dr. Glen Harris, Associate Professor, History

Session 2
Oral History: Pedagogy and Effective Teaching Practices in Schools for
African Americans
Claudia Stack, Teacher, Williston Middle School
Dr. Donyell Roseboro, Associate Professor, Education

Session 3
Rosenwald School Architecture: Restoration and Preservation
Ron Sparks, Sparks Engineering
George Edwards, Historic Wilmington

10:45-12:00 Noon     Panel Discussion: Learning and Teaching at Williston Senior High School
                                 Moderator: Dr. Glen Harris

Former Students
Sonya Bull Green
William Holden
Eugene Green

Former Teachers
Inez Richardson
Jeanne Keith-Harris
Carter Newsome

12:00-12:15 PM        Presentation (Current Williston Students)

12:15-1:00 PM         Lunch

1:00-2:00 PM           Panel Discussion: Current Educational Context for African Americans
                                Moderator: Dr. Robert Smith, Watson College of Education

Dr. Robert Taylor, Superintendent, Bladen County Schools
Ms. Alfredia Moore, Director of Human Resources, Pender County Schools
Mr. Jonathan Barfield, New Hanover County Commissioner  
Ms. Catrecia Bowman, YouthBuild Program Coordinator, Wilmington Housing Authority