2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the unification of the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers (NCCPT) and the National Congress of Parents and Teachers (NCPT) to form National PTA.
To honor this anniversary, on Thursday, August 20th at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 am Pacific Time) National PTA is holding a special webinar titled “PTA History 101: The National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers and Unification.” In it, Dr. Christine Woyshner of Temple University and author of the book National PTA, Race, and Civic Engagement: 1897-1970 will talk about the history of the NCCPT and the behind-the-scenes process that led to the unification of the two Congresses to form today’s PTA.
The webinar will be co-hosted by National PTA President Leslie Boggs, Anna King, President-Elect, and Sylvia R. Reyna, Chair of the Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach Committee, who will reflect on Dr. Woyshner’s research and the lessons learned from this important history.
This history is critical for every PTA leader, so we hope that you will join us and help promote it within your networks. The webinar will be recorded and available to anyone who registers.