Black History Study and Cultural Immersion

 

The Spady Museum is proud to offer the new Black History Study and Cultural Immersion: Palm Beach County Program, a 10-month curriculum for local middle school and high school students and adults. 

The Spady Museum is proud to offer the new Black History Study and Cultural Immersion: Palm Beach County Program, a 10-month curriculum for local middle school and high school students and adults. 

The program will start in the late-summer of 2024 and will be available again to new participants in Summer 2025.

Offered at two locations (the Spady Museum and the Palm Beach County African Diaspora Historical and Cultural Society), these monthly, two-hour sessions will include interactive lesson plans and cultural arts field trips centered around Black history and cultural heritage. Additionally, an artist will engage participants in a creative exploration of what they’ve learned through a customized artmaking project. 

Black History Study and Cultural Immersion: Palm Beach County will offer countering narratives to recent attempts to rewrite history and cultural heritage in the State of Florida. 

The efforts to omit important Black history education in Palm Beach County schools, as well as the controversial decisions related to the way history is taught in public schools in Florida, has fostered distrust in the educational system. It also has created the perception that certain historical details are deliberately being suppressed. 

This program will not only supplement Black history education in the Palm Beach County school system, but it will also teach Black historical facts holistically and inclusively through trusted resources. The program’s goals also include assisting youth and adults in continuing their education on their own and to reassure Palm Beach County residents that they have the knowledge they need to make good decisions for themselves and their families. 

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