ALBANY, NY -- The Executive Committee of the New York State Council for the Social Studies acknowledges the unique situation that impacted attendance as a result of COVID-19 and are currently evaluating the situation.

Breakfast Keynote, Thursday, March 12, 2020

Dr. Richard Bell is a scholar, writer, and teacher at the University of Maryland, where he is an associate professor. His research focuses on the history and culture of the United States between 1750 and 1877. His latest book, Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home, was published by Simon & Schuster on October 15, 2019.

Lunch Keynote, Thursday, March 12, 2020

Dr. Jennifer Lemak & Ashley Hopkins- Benton authors of Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial, chronicles the history of the women’s rights and suffrage movements in New York State and examines the important role the state played in the national suffrage movement.

Breakfast Keynote, Friday, March 13, 2020

Dr. Charles Dew, author of The Making of a Racist: A Southerner Reflects on Family, History, and the Slave Trade, is one of the most renowned historians of the South and slavery, now recounts his childhood in the Jim Crow South. His candid and moving memoir is a powerful work that brings to life a society committed to white supremacy and the vile consequences of rigidly enforced segregation and brutal intolerance.

Featured Sessions, Friday, March 13 & Saturday, March 14, 2020

Darren Minarik is an associate professor, serves as co-director for the Virginia Inclusive Practices Center at Radford University, and is a senior staff member for the American Civics Center, a nonpartisan education organization based in Washington, D.C. Educated in social studies and special education. His National Council for the Social Studies publication co-authored with Tim Lintner, Social Studies and Exceptional Learners, is the first comprehensive guide to teaching students with disabilities in inclusive K-12 social studies classrooms.

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