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Sat. Nov. 19, 2022 – 12:45 pm – 4:30 pm | Wilmington, NC
You are invited to join Carolina K-12 and the North Caroliniana Society for a special invite-only teacher event – Curated Conversations: Reflections with Author & Educator Bertha Boykin Todd. This event is part of the William Friday Teacher Education Initiative, generously provided by the North Caroliniana Society. Invited teachers will receive:
a travel stipend ($75 – $200 based on distance traveled)
a free copy of Todd’s book, Reflections on a Massacre & a Coup
lunch (you will be provided a form to select your menu choice) private access to an art exhibition, Lost in Transition, which celebrates the history of Black educations in Wilmington; and the opportunity to meet the curator and artist
.5 CEUs (with the completion of 1-2 hours of pre-readings/viewings)
During this special program, consultant and Black on Black Project founder Michael S. Williams and author Bertha Boykin Todd will discuss her latest book, Reflections on a Massacre & a Coup. Todd, a retired educator, will share how community members came together in the mid-1990s to grapple with the events of 1898 Wilmington. In her book Reflections, she recounts how the centennial commemoration unfolded, eventually leading to the creation of 1898 Memorial Park in 2008.
This program is in association with Lost in Transition (, an art exhibition in downtown Wilmington that celebrates the history of Black educators in the Port City, in which Bertha Boykin Todd is featured. (Todd has been a long-time leader in education and was deeply involved in the Wilmington school system and community during school desegregation.) Before the book event, educators are invited to a private lunch inside the gallery which houses Lost in Transition, where guests will hear from curator Michael Williams and artist Alexandria P. Clay. (For a newly released curriculum that explores the rich history of Black education in North Carolina, from enslavement to present, click here.)
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm: Welcome & Lunch at the Gallery | 210 Princess Street, Wilmington (in the former location of Art in Bloom gallery)
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Gallery Walk & Meet the Curator (Michael S. Williams) & Artist (Alexandria P. Clay)
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Break & travel to Williston Middle School | 401 S. 10th St., Wilmington
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Conversation between Michael S. Williams & Bertha B. Todd at the historic Williston School (media center)
Our day will begin at 12:45 pm with lunch at 210 Princess Street for lunch and engagement with Lost in Transition. As this is located downtown, you can search for street parking or pay a small fee to park in several parking decks nearby on 2nd street. (See this map for potential decks.) After our time in the gallery, we will drive to the historic Williston School at 401 S. 10th St. (only 1.5 miles away.) Parking is available in front of the media center.
A stipend will be provided to you post-attendance to help cover the cost of gas, parking, and/or a hotel room (should you choose to make a reservation on your own.) You will need to bring a voided check and your SS/Tax ID number with you on Nov. 19 and we will fill out paperwork together. (If you do not have access to any of these items, please reach out to to let us know.) Your stipend will be direct deposited 6-8 weeks post-event. You can request a:
-$75 stipend for teachers traveling up to 95 miles roundtrip
-$125 stipend for teachers traveling 96 to 200 miles roundtrip
-$200 stipend for teachers traveling over 201 miles roundtrip
As this event is invite-only, by filling out this form you are automatically guaranteed a space. However, you must call our office at 919-962-1544 within 3 business days of submitting this form to provide a credit card number to finalize your participation in this FREE event. YOUR CARD WILL NOT BE CHARGED and NO HOLD is placed on your card for this FREE event. However, failure to cancel your participation if needed, or failure to show up without notice, can result in a $75 “no show” fee applied (except in the case of emergencies/sudden illness.) We are committed to providing services to hardworking teachers for free, but it’s important we be notified of any change in participation to prevent funding and food waste. Contact with any questions.
This program is provided by Carolina K-12 and the Black on Black Project, as part of the William Friday Education Initiative, funded by the North Caroliniana Society. In addition to funding from the North Caroliniana Society, support is being provided by the NC Museum of Art. Special thanks to Williston Middle School for use of their space as well.
Applications have closed for this event. Please contact Paul Bonnici at to be added to the waitlist