We are excited to add new opportunities to allow you as a tour participant to learn about the heroics of individuals that changed history for not only themselves, but for the world. Please reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot find an answer to your question.
Make sure that your school district, government entity, corporate group, or organization is registered with our team and is approved to take part of our entire suite of offerings. If your organization is not already signed up and approved to be a part of Footsteps, please reach out to us below with the registration link provided.
To prepare for Footsteps to Freedom, make sure your tour participants purchase or renew a United States issued Passport or Real ID. (We travel into Canada and you can take the Card/passport Book or Real ID to cross the Borders.
Please note: Passport operations continue to be affected by COVID-19. And processing times change throughout the year. https://www.usa.gov/passport#item-34912
Your group leader will set up a in person meeting to walk you through the tour expectations and answer any additional questions.
You will be given a password to the Footsteps Portal that will have exclusive content and primary sources artifacts & stories curated just for your tour participants.
Although each year the dates change due to tour availability, the normal dates are in the months of June/July/August.
Footsteps to Freedom 2022 tour dates:
June 7 - June 14
June 21- June 28
July 5- July 12
July 19- July 26
Each Footsteps to Freedom (FTF) leaves on (first flight of the day), and returns in the evening of the final day of their tour. If you need to make changes to your travel schedule, the tour attendee is responsible for any cost over the average travel fees paid by Footsteps To Freedom
What to Expect: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html
Lecture and small group conversations of empathy.
Engagement With Primary Sources:
Public lecture series and small group private showings (Presentation examples)
Post Baccalaureate (Master Level) Certificate (16-Credits Cambridge College) Program Outcomes: Upon completing this graduate certificate program students will be able to:
Seal of Historical Empathy with Howard University
The Seal of historical empathy is given to a leader that completes the coursework and lectures designed to assist them in seeing the history of humans working together to build their communities throughout history. Recognition of leaders who have studied and attained proficiency in learning world history through multiple communities and cultures. The Seal of historical empathy marks a high level mastery leading difficult conversions and understanding the impact on decisions on multiple cultures, in businesses, school districts and any setting when decisions are being made through a lens of equity.
In partnership with the Howard University School of Business and executive education, you will have access to curated content (videos and readings that will help you prepare for your upcoming tours) Description: Virtual asynchronous lessons on thinking critically about the complexity of experiences found in the historical record of the United States during slavery and centering Africa’s role in World History, utilizing empathy to explore diversity as a critical component of history
Footsteps to You: Gore Collection historical empathy exhibition
The Gore Collection of documents and artifacts deepens your understanding and engages you in the institution of slavery in America. It illuminates more than 200 years' worth of abuses inflicted on people of color, and helps us appreciate the courage and strength that enslaved men, women, and children had to possess in order to endure, overcome, and fight against the physical and psychological terrors of forced servitude
We will add new artifacts for your download and reading on a regular basis.
Leading with Empathy Lab Trainings
Black Voice Archives
Learning isn’t limited to a classroom or to school-aged children. It’s a lifelong endeavor, and America’s museums and libraries provide rich learning experiences to individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances. Black Voice archives are trusted stewards of the knowledge and collections that represent freedom movements. We care for, conserve, manage, and provide access to information that represents the cultural, artistic, historical, natural, and foundations of our combined stories. In partnership with California State University, San Bernardino we have developed a digital archive of most of the Black Voice Newspapers.