COME TO THE WATER: Teaching California Black History Jan. 22-March 5, Learning by Sea and video series
The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, California State Parks and ReUNION: Education-Arts-Heritage are teaming for the tenth annual Come to the Water: Teaching California Black Heritage professional development classes beginning at noon in the Aquatic Bathhouse Building on Jan. 15, with continuing sessions each week through Black American Day on March 5.
Concurrently, students around the country will be able to enjoy the California African-American Freedom Trail on ReUNION: Education-Arts-Heritage through a daily video series Come To the Water: How African-Americans Put California on the Map beginning Jan. 16 that shares our discoveries through our tours. It's like having Black History Day field trips every day for 48 episodes through May.
There is also a field trip on sea to re-enact the voyages of African-American mariners of the 16th through 19th centuries aboard the Alma, berthed in Aquatic Park, to Candlestick State Park to give students an awareness of the historic role of black sailors in December.
To book the series for your school or to participate in the Leaning by Sea, call John William Templeton at 415-240-3537