Black history authority leads preservation meet

Top Black history textbook publisher gives professional development on anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation

The most prolific Black history textbook publisher gathers educators, planners, architects and parents Sept. 20-28 for the 16th annual Preserving California Black Heritage. Although John William Templeton wrote the 1,400 page Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4 in 1991, the California African-American Freedom Trail leads to new discoveries daily.

He shares findings from his project for the African-American Art & Culture Complex in the opening tour Mapping Maya Wednesday, Sept. 20 in conjunction with American Institute of Architects-San Francisco.

His experience is vital given attempts to ban books and courses on African-American history. His Free African Schools professional development on Friday, Sept. 22, the anniversary of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, shows how to stay in the classroom and off the talk shows.

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