FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Local history buffs and others are invited to take part in two scheduled workshops for teachers about the Trail of Tears, according to a news release.
The National Park Service is presenting the workshops in commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Indian Removal.
On March 20, a park ranger will introduce “The Causes and Consequences of Indian Removal,” a 90-minute online webinar by Theda Perdue, at 5 p.m. CDT at the Canyon Center in Fort Payne.
Reading materials are online for the program and focus on using original documents related to the Indian Removal. Teachers will be given a CD containing documents relating to the Benge Route from Fort Payne and other Alabama locations.
For more information on the March 20 seminar, call the park at 256-845-9605.
The second workshop, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT April 20 at the Canyon Center, is sponsored by the National Parks Foundation. Shannon Fuller-Keith, an educator and board member of the Alabama Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association, will discuss the history of the Cherokee Nation and its leaders at the time of Indian Removal in the 1800s.
Teachers who complete the workshop will receive stipends and workshop certificates.
Seating is limited. For more information, email Keena Graham at keena_gra firstname.lastname@example.org or call 256-495-2672.