From 1619 to 1857: Webinar for Educators On Using Journalism to Re-Examine the History of Race in St. Louis

Illustration courtesy of Steve Edwards / Gateway Journalism Review.


Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 04:30pm to 05:30pm EST (GMT -0500)
Zoom Webinar
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The Pulitzer Center invites educators to join us on Tuesday, November 17, at 4:30pm EST for a one-hour webinar on The 1857 Project. This webinar will be led by Pulitzer Center education staff, journalist William Freivogel, and educator Christina Sneed.

Inspired by The 1619 Project from The New York Times MagazineThe 1857 Project from Gateway Journalism Review explores the history of race in St. Louis, Missouri and Illinois. It is called The 1857 Project because of the important events that happened in St. Louis that year, such as the Dred Scott decision and the Lincoln-Douglas debates. This 80-page spring issue explores the history of race in the land of Dred Scott through visual and written pieces from journalists, activists, students, and educators.

In this one-hour webinar for educators, the Pulitzer Center education staff will first revisit journalism and education resources connected to The 1619 Project. 

William Freivogel, a Pulitzer Center grantee, will then introduce and describe his process planning and researching The 1857 Project with a team of journalists. Christina Sneed, a teacher at University City High School in St. Louis, will provide an overview of curriculum connected to The 1857 Project and discuss how it has been implemented in the classroom this fall. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A and discussion. 

The webinar is free, but registration is required. Click here to register!

Participants will receive a certificate for one hour of professional development credit upon completing a short survey at the end of the session.

If you have any questions, please contact the education team at education@pulitzercenter.org.