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In 1939 Atlanta-based artist Hale Woodruff painted a series of murals for Talladega College, one of the oldest HBCUs (historically Black colleges and universities) in the United States.  Three murals commemorate the centennial of the historic Amistad Revolt of 1839. Three more celebrate the building of Talladega’s Savery Library.  Now, these six murals – newly-restored by the High Museum of Art - are back home  and on exhibit at Talladega.

about this month's featured artist: Hale Woodruff

Dear Friends, Fellow Parents and Educators,

Welcome to the wonderful world of BackPax and BackPax: EXPEDITIONS -- our  greatest adventure yet -- the interactive magazine and community for adventurous young minds (TM).

Over the years – via our books, audios, games, and clubs, we’ve taken A Journey to the Moon...and Beyond in cooperation with NASA.  In Krik Krak!, we’ve celebrated carnival in Trinidad.  Our club members have sailed the historic replica schooner, Amistad America, and walked in ancient Egyptian footsteps at the Temple of Dendur.

Now, with BackPax: EXPEDITIONS, we’ve gone digital and we’re on a mission: connecting kids worldwide via monthly global phone-in meetings and much more (let’s hear it for technology!) With achievement badges, we’re inspiring our members to soar.  With opportunities to join the BackPax team as Guest Junior Editor, we’re nurturing leadership skills. 

From Michigan to Martinique and Malawi; from Harlem to Haiti; and, from here to Timbuktu.  We’re crisscrossing travel routes and cultural roots to explore the lives and lore of people worldwide – especially the amazing global Black experience.  You can
sample our audios here and some of our upcoming articles here

Explore. Discover. Create. Connect. Soar.  It’s amazing what happens when adventurous young minds are free to roam. We’re putting wondrous worlds in the palm of your child’s hand.  That’s what BackPax is all about – creating safe spaces where children:
*    dare to dream
*    learn the art of possibility and productive risk-taking
*    build self-confidence
*    sharpen critical thinking skills
*    enjoy discovery and self-discovery.

For all these reasons, we think you’ll want to share this exceptional
experience with your children.  Subscribe now -- and, don’t forget SideTreks, our parent/teacher blog!

BackPax, our name means a lot.  For travel and adventure, think of a backpack . . . For a commitment to children and their world, think pax, Latin for peace. 

Janus Adams

Harambee, a KiSwahili chant, means "let's all pull together!"

BackPax: EXPEDITIONS features a Glossary.  People, places, and terms in blue - e.g. Civil Rights Movement - are defined in the glossary. 


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Photo Credit: Pixabay

 For the powerful story it tells; for the portrayals, and for its timeliness, we love this movie!


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SideTreks:  a BackPax blog for Parents and Teachers