PROGRAM: Using Blues Vision in the Classroom

Presented by:
Minnesota Humanities Center
Local Partner: Nonprofits, Other Subject: African American/Black, Cross-Cultural Understanding, History, K-12 Education, Poetry Audience: Educators

Using Blues Vision in the Classroom prepares participants to have meaningful engagement with students through a deeper understanding of African American experiences and the black literary tradition in Minnesota. The two-day workshop takes Blues Vision: African American Writing in Minnesota as the starting point for rigorous discussion and activities that cultivate practical strategies for using texts from the book as catalysts for change and conversation in the classroom. Educators will receive supplementary resources, strengthened relationships with colleagues and authors, clock hours, meals, and a copy of Blues Vision as part of this experience.

In 2017, the event will take place from Tuesday, July 25 – Wednesday, July 26 at the Minnesota Humanities Center

About the Book:

Co-published with the Minnesota Historical Society Press, which was made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2004, it is a “surprising and compelling anthology that reveals complex realities – beautiful, infuriating, painful, and uplifting – as described by African American writers in Minnesota over the past century.