Hosted by Dickinson College with support from the Teagle Foundation
Summer 2021 Gallery
We hosted our first Teagle Foundation Knowledge for Freedom seminar in July 2021, designed to help prepare regional high school students to become better citizens and fully college ready. This page contains a gallery of photos from that great inaugural experience.
THE SUMMER 2021 TEAM
Every morning, participants attended class in Denny Hall where they examined historical, political and philosophical texts related to freedom and equality.
Seminar participants build websites containing their close reading analyses, blog posts, and a final essay comparing the reform strategies of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass
Each day, students had a snack break in the House Divided studio in between seminars and presentations from visiting speakers.
GETTING COLLEGE READY
Students attended workshops with Dickinson College admissions staff and librarians who provided an introduction to the college admissions process and instruction to advanced research strategies.
Participants also met with outstanding local high school teachers
THE OTHER LINCOLN-DOUGLASS DEBATES
We divided students into two teams to debate the effectiveness of Abraham Lincoln’s and Frederick Douglass’s antislavery strategies.
Students engaged in several activities around Carlisle, such as taking the Dickinson & Slavery historic walking tour, visiting Hope Station, and touring the Old Cumberland County Courthouse.
On Saturday nights, students watched historical movies and engaged in discussion afterwards.
On our first field trip, we travelled to Harrisburg, PA where students visited the National Civil War Museum, Gathering at the Crossroads monument, and a Senator’s baseball game on City Island.
Our second field trip was to Gettysburg National Military Park where students explored museum exhibits in the Visitor’s center followed by a tour of the battlefield, specifically learning about the Peace Light Monument, Little Round Top, and Pickett’s Charge.
Our final field trip was to Washington D.C. where students visited President Lincoln’s private summer home, the Smithsonian’s National African American Museum, and the Emancipation Memorial.