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A Collaborative to Enhance the Teaching and Learning of American History
in Region 4






Spring Colloquia


black and white photograph of Ronald Takaki

Ronald Takaki
University of California, Berkeley

Wednesday, February 13, 2002
University of Houston Hilton, Waldorf Ballroom

Pictures from the event | Streaming Video from the event (coming soon)
Pictures from a discussion in an American History Class

book cover of Ronald Takaki's A Different Mirror


About Ronald Takaki
The grandson of Japanese plantation labourers in Hawaii, Dr. Takaki is Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California Berkeley where he designed and directed the nation’s first Ethnic Studies graduate program. A distinguished scholar and award-winning historian, Dr. Takaki has inspired audiences throughout the world with an uplifting vision of the richness of social diversity and its singular contributions.

A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America, Dr. Takaki’s acclaimed retelling of the country’s various immigrant histories, is “a classic of multicultural studies.” His book, Strangers from a Different Shore, provides the first comprehensive and illuminating history of Asian Americans.


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The Project for the Active Teaching of History

Funded by a major grant from the U.S. Department of Education, PATH seeks to enhance the teaching of American history throughout the Gulf Coast region. A joint project of Region 4 Education Service Center, the University of Houston Department of History and College of Education, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, PATH will host a series of summer seminars for teachers and colloquia for the general public.

For additional information: Please contact Debra Williams, Education Specialist in Science/Social Studies Services at Region 4 Education Service Center, 713-744-6846 or