Students Opposing Slavery wins 2016 AAM EdCom Award for Excellence in Programming


We are proud to announce that the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) selected President Lincoln’s Cottage’s initiative Students Opposing Slavery for its 2016 EdCom Award for Excellence in Programming. This award recognizes “exemplary creativity and innovation in museum educational programming.”

Below are some descriptions of Students Opposing Slavery by AAM evaluators who selected the winner of the Excellence in Programming Award:

  • A shining example that harnesses the power of this place to connect the past and present is the Students Opposing Slavery International Summit, a week-long summit dedicated to raising awareness of modern slavery [and] human trafficking.
  • Program very much tied to the mission.
  • Program teaches empathy and how to be engaged citizens of the world.
  • Participants from all over the world!
  • Impressed that they have trauma experts on hand.
  • …PLC clearly identified the type of youth engagement that simultaneously could further the mission and was relevant and challenging to a youth audience it had the network to attract.
  • Nice integration of historic location, pressing modern needs, and audience.

Find out more about Students Opposing Slavery by clicking here.

Learn more about the American Alliance of Museums by visiting their website.

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