Detroit Public Television hosting free afternoon of professional development based on PBS series on African American studies

In partnership with the Charles H. Wright Museum and the Michigan Historical Center, Detroit Public Television is hosting a professional development experience for educators on Oct. 24 in Detroit centered around the PBS television series “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.”

Attendees of the event, to be held from 1-5 p.m. at the Wright Museum, will be briefed and given a demonstration of the educational resources and lesson plans being offered along with the PBS series. They will also have an opportunity to hear from an expert on Michigan’s African American history, receive information on local history resources, have an opportunity to network with other educators and tour the museum.

The series overview and lesson plan demonstration portions of the event will be led by staff members from the LAB@Thirteen, WNET’s Educational and Community Outreach Department in New York, where the series is being produced.

Attendees will be invited to stay for a free lecture at 6 p.m. by Northwestern University’s Darlene Clark-Hine, a professor in African American studies and history. Clark-Hine specializes in African American women’s history and will be lecturing on “The Great Migration.”

The event is free, and will be held at 315 E. Warren Ave. in Detroit. To reserve your spot, contact Heather Forgione at Detroit Public Television at or by calling (248) 305-3707.