Immerse yourself in the history of Brooklyn’s famous Plymouth Church during the Civil War era. Historian and author Frank Decker will speak on the Ministry of Freedom that cemented the church’s role as a leader in the Abolitionist Movement and provide a tour of its historic buildings and sanctuary. Gain insights on prominent pastor Henry Ward Beecher and his newsworthy “slave auctions,” the church’s tenure as Brooklyn’s Grand Central Depot of the Underground Railroad and other fascinating anecdotes such as Abraham Lincoln’s visit prior to announcing his candidacy for president in 1860. Brooklyn Connections will share complementary primary source material from our archive to inform curricular tie-ins and lesson ideas for bringing Plymouth Church’s history during the Civil War era back to your classroom. This workshop includes a walking tour and takes place rain or shine at Plymouth Church, 75 Hicks Street, Garden Entrance, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

(CTLE Credits: 5)

Plymouth Church in the Civil War Era is a professional learning event in partnership with Plymouth Church.

Professional Learning For Educators Brooklyn Connections professional learning workshops present content relevant to educators teaching 4th – 12th grade students in Brooklyn; however, teachers from all grades and boroughs are welcome to attend.  Registration includes breakfast, lunch and learning materials.

NYSED CTLE The Brooklyn Public Library is a New York State Education Department (NYSED) sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credit. K-12th grade NYS educators.

Funding for Brooklyn Connections is made possible with generous support from The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, The Hearst Foundation, Inc., Tiger Baron Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies and the Brooklyn Eagles.

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