EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW: CALIFORNIA BLACK CONVENTION ACTIVISM, 1855-65
In the Classroom
This teaching guide can be taught in conjunction with Jean Pfaelzer’s article “None but Colored Testimony against Him: The California Colored Convention of 1855 and the Origins of the First Civil Rights Movement in California” which appears in the volume The Colored Conventions Movement: Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century (2021), edited by P. Gabrielle Foreman, Jim Casey, and Sarah Lynn Paterson, published by the University of North Carolina Press. For more information on the contents of the volume and where to find it, visit coloredconventions.org/about/book.
Guide for K–12
Guide for College/AP Classes
K-12 Teaching Guide: Prepared by Nakisha Whittington (Curriculum and Instruction PhD Candidate, Penn State).
Reviewed by Denise G. Burgher (Curriculum Chair and English PhD candidate, Univ. of Delaware) and Janel Moore Almond (Colored Conventions Project Teaching Advisory Board).
College/AP Classes Teaching Guide: Prepared by Samantha de Vera (History PhD candidate at UC San Diego) in collaboration with P. Gabrielle Foreman (CBDR Co-director, Penn State). Reviewed by Janel Moore Almond.
Curriculum Proofreading: Aimee Gee (librarian, Univ. of Delaware).
Curriculum Layout Design and Review: Sam De Vera (PhD candidate, UC San Diego), Michelle Byrnes (undergraduate, Penn State), Lauren Earl (MLIS student, Syracuse University) and Lauren Cooper (CBDR librarian, Penn State).