History and Reconstruction is an interdisciplinary project to assess the impact of African American history education for black men. Under the theory of trauma recovery, leading scholars of African American history worked with a group of ten ex-offenders, supported by the services of a psychologist and an African American cultural expert and storyteller. Results based on psychological testing and qualitative feedback showed that history can be a catalyst for personal development and transformation. It also demonstrated that difficult history can be taught and assimilated for audience benefit. History and Reconstruction was supported by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage.
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Research Article| May 01 2016
REPORT FROM THE FIELD: History Matters: What Happens When African Americans Confront Their Difficult Past
The Public Historian (2016) 38 (2): 10–22.
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Phillip Seitz; REPORT FROM THE FIELD: History Matters: What Happens When African Americans Confront Their Difficult Past. The Public Historian 1 May 2016; 38 (2): 10–22. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/tph.2016.38.2.10
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