Valerie Kinloch, the Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education, participated in a webinar hosted by the Library of Congress titled “Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words.”
In the webinar, which was geared toward educators interested in using primary sources with their students, Kinloch connected Parks’ work and legacy with teaching and teacher education. She also discussed how Parks’ life could help them better understand the Black Lives Matter movement and protests.
“How do we begin to look at this amazing, inspiring person, Mrs. Rosa Parks, and the work that she did often in obscurity, and really think about not just where we were, but how far have we come—or not come?” Kinloch asked in the webinar. “It was Rosa Parks who said 'Don’t give up,' and 'Don’t say the movement is dead.'”
According to the Library of Congress, approximately 200 people logged on for the digital event. The full recording of the webinar will be made available on the Library of Congress website.