Workshop for Teachers on Poverty, Inequality and Social Class in the 20th Century

May 1, 2010

The UNC Project on Historical Education will host a workshop for teachers on the topic of poverty, inequality and social class in the 20th century. Robert R. Korstad, Kevin D. Gorter Professor of Public Policy and History, Senior Fellow, Kenan Institute for Ethics, of Duke University, will lead the workshop. He will provide a framing overview of the War on Poverty, using material from his forthcoming book, To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America (UNC Press, 2010, co-authored with James Leloudis).  

Professor Korstad is widely regarded as a scholar-activist who focuses on labor history, civil rights history and Southern history. His other books include Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (2000, co-authored with Jacquelyn Dowd Hall and James Leloudis) and Civil Rights Unionism: Tobacco Workers and the Struggle for Democracy in the Mid-Twentieth Century South (2007).

Those who teach American and North Carolina history as well as those interested in the broad subject will benefit from this workshop.

Attendees can receive .5 CUEs. The workshop is free and open to the public, though donations are accepted to off-set workshop costs. Food and beverages are provided throughout the day.

The event is co-sponsored by the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education, the Department of History and the North Carolina Museum of History.

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Place: Carolina Center for Educational Excellence, 9201 Seawell School Road, Chapel Hill