The Sankofa Collaborative offers workshops designed to help individuals in schools, museums, and libraries present, interpret and discuss African American history. We have culled the best of the resources gathered for and from past workshops and offer them here for you.

Engage Your Audiences with Difficult Topics in African American History: A Workshop for Museums, Historic Sites, Libraries, and Cultural Institutions, January 2019

Program Agenda: Engage Your Audiences With Difficult Topics in African American History

Introduction Slides: Linda Caldwell Epps, Ph.D., 1804 Consultants

Breakout Session: Going Beyond One-Time Programs and Exhibitions to Involve the Community – Claudia Ocello, Museum Partners Consulting, LLC and Rev. Dr. Sidney S. Williams, Bethel Church, Morristown, NJ

Breakout Session: Going Beyond One-Time Programs and Exhibitions to Involve the Community – Morven Museum & Garden

Breakout Session: Addressing Community Concerns – Morven Museum & Garden

Breakout Session: Addressing Community Concerns – Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum

Breakout Session: Preparing to Discuss Difficult Topics Through the Art of Kara Walker – Noaa Stoler, Montclair Art Museum

Breakout Session: Putting the Past Into Context, Shirley A. Satterfield, Princeton, NJ

Breakout Session: Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville, PA

Thought Questions and Further Reading, Claudia Ocello, Museum Partners Consulting, LLC

Speaker Information

Telling African American History as New Jersey History, June 2018

Presentation Slides: Telling African American History as New Jersey History, June 2018
Case Study: Friday Memory – Rethinking the Honors Bestowed
Case Study: Friday Memory – A Simple Lawn Ornament
Case Study: Friday Memory – Nantucket African Meeting House
Case Study: Van Wickle Street Name

Presenting & Discussing Difficult Topics in African American History, November 2017

Program Agenda: Presenting & Discussing Difficult Topics in African American History, November 2017
Presenting & Discussing Difficult Topics in African American History at Museums and Historic Sites
Interpreting Difficult History
Resources for Teaching Difficult Subjects in the Classroom and Museum
Biographical Sketches of Workshop Speakers and Facilitators

Exploring African American History in New Jersey, May 2017

Program Agenda: Exploring African American History in New Jersey, May 2017
African American Resources at the New Jersey State Archive
Black Cemeteries are Crucially Important
Burrow Into History: African American Archeology in New Jersey and Beyond
Timbuctoo: A case study in antebellum African American community development in New Jersey
Finding Free African American Ancestors from the Antebellum Period
Resources on African American History and Land Ownership
Navigating the New Jersey State Library Website
Exploring African American History at the New Jersey State Library
African American Genealogy Presentation
Online Record Applications and Databases: Genealogy or Family Tree Apps
Biographical Sketches of Workshop Speakers and Facilitators

Interpreting African American History at Historic Sites and Museums, January 2017

Program Agenda: Interpreting African American History at Historic Sites and Museums, January 2017
Program Notes: Interpreting African American History at Historic Sites and Museums, January 2017
Panelists: Interpreting African American History at Historic Sites and Museums, January 2017