THE CONTROVERSY OVER “HUCKLEBERRY FINN.” ~ LESLEY SOLOMON

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  • Monday | February 28, 2022
  • 10:30 am

Monday, February 28 10:30 a.m./ THE CONTROVERSY OVER “HUCKLEBERRY FINN.” with LESLEY SOLOMON

Can literature help our children reject racism? The Case of Huckleberry Finn. Based on her experience as a supervisor of English, Lesley will explain how her school district addressed a conflict over Huckleberry Finn and other controversial works of literature. She will show how her district used the works to help students confront and combat racism. Lesley Solomon has taught World History, American History, English, and International Relations to every grade from seven through sixteen. She also served as an administrator in the Cherry Hill, NJ schools, focusing on curriculum and the professional development of teachers. Presently, she leads two seminars for secondary teachers on Teaching East. As a coordinator of curriculum development in the Cherry Hill Schools, Lesley led the writing of a k-12 Holocaust Curriculum and an African-American Studies elective, now a required course in Cherry Hill.