Oct 5, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

indiana-state-museum Indiana State Museum

Educator Workshop with Dr. Edna Greene Medford

Teaching Inclusive, Grade-Appropriate American History in Today’s Environment

Educator Workshop with Dr. Edna Greene Medford

 Dr. Medford will focus on approaches to introducing the experiences of minorities into the study of general American history. After the workshop, attendees will hear a brief overview of the exhibition Influencing Lincoln: The Pursuit of Black Freedom from co-curators Kisha Tandy and Susannah Koerber. Spots fill up on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited to 30 participants.


After the workshop, participants are encouraged to attend Dr. Medford’s lecture The Pursuit of Freedom in a “Free” State: The Emancipation Proclamation’s Significance to African Americans in Indiana.

Edna Greene Medford, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Howard University

Dr. Edna Greene Medford is professor emeritus and the former chairperson of the department of history at Howard University, specializing in slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction. Her books include Lincoln and Emancipation (2015) and The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views (co-authored with Harold Holzer and Frank Williams, 2006). She also edited Historical Perspectives of the African Burial Ground: New York Blacks and the Diaspora. Medford is currently working on a book about William Trail of Henry County, Ind., whose four sons served with the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War.