Manhattanville Alumna to Lead Workshop at Teaching the Hudson Valley Summer Institute

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Manhattanville Alumna to Lead Workshop at Teaching the Hudson Valley Summer Institute

July 20, 2017
Hillary Harvey for Chronogram published July 17, 2017

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Alumna Tashae Smith ’17 will be co-leading a workshop titled “Out of Washington’s Shadow: An African-American History Tour of Newburgh” with Colin Morris, professor of history and American studies, at Teaching the Hudson Valley Summer Institute.

The workshop will be an extended discussion of "In Washington's Shadow," a research project Smith completed with Morris while a student at Manhattanville that highlights the African American history in her hometown of Newburgh, New York.

The project started during Smith's sophomore year after she received Open Space Institute’s Barnabas McHenry Hudson Valley Award for historical preservation, and with the help of Newburgh and the Sound and Story Project of the Hudson Valley ultimately turned into a walking tour of key sites in Newburgh.  

Smith and Morris’s workshop, along with others taking place at Teaching the Hudson Valley Summer Institute, was featured on Chronogram. The article can be read here

Learn more about the research project here.

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