Thank You Julian Hipkins III

In his two years at Teaching for Change, Julian Hipkins III made a tremendous impact on our work in D.C., Mississippi, and across the country. An award-winning U.S. history teacher, Hipkins joined our staff in July of 2014. He brought with him experience in teaching people’s history, a love of go-go, years of coaching students […]

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History Lesson Sheds Light on Racism Today

“The Color Line” lesson by Rethinking Schools editor Bill Bigelow is featured in an April 20, 2016 Washington Post article called “How American oligarchs created the concept of race to divide and conquer the poor” by Courtland Milloy Jr. The lesson is on colonial laws enacted to create division and inequality based on race. History teacher and […]

Hoodies Up! #BlackLivesMatter in the Classroom

On February 5, 2016, Julian Hipkins III of Teaching for Change participated in a Skype video conference with students in the Mock Trial classes at Roosevelt High School in Portland, Oregon. Hipkins joined a number of educators, activists and community organizers who spoke with students about racism, inequality, and resistance. The event was part of “Hoodies-Up Day,” […]

Anacostia Museum Teach the Beat Workshop

On Friday, February 12, twenty teachers took part in a workshop on go-go at the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum and toured the new exhibit Twelve Years that Shook and Shaped Washington, 1963-1975 on February 12, 2016. Led by Teaching for Change staff Julian Hipkins III and Deborah Menkart, participants experienced the go-go lessons available online for teachers to download. These include […]

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Teaching History

On October 15, 2015, Teaching for Change staff member Julian Hipkins III had the opportunity to ask Ta-Nehisi Coates about how to teach students the truth “about white supremacy” without discouraging them and to let them know they can do “something to fight back against white supremacy and have hope for the future.” Coates’ response provides […]

From D.C. to Central America, from Voting Rights to Sports: Teaching for Change at NCORE

Teaching for Change co-hosted four dynamic sessions at the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) late last month in Washington, D.C. NCORE had invited Teaching for Change to host these sessions in honor of our 25th anniversary. Here are highlights.   Peoples History of the Voting Rights Struggle: First Hand from SNCC Veterans Freedom […]

Students Become Unsung Heroes

On a Sunday afternoon in early March, twenty students took on the roles of unsung heroes in a Zinn Education Project lesson, facilitated by Teaching for Change curriculum specialist Julian Hipkins III. The students are members of Operation Understanding DC (OUDC). OUDC’s mission is to “build a generation of African American and Jewish community leaders who promote respect, understanding and cooperation while working to eradicate racism, […]

Julian Hipkins III Joins Teaching for Change Staff

Award-winning high school teacher Julian Hipkins III has been a long time collaborator with Teaching for Change on countless initiatives from the Zinn Education Project to Storycorps to Civil Rights Teaching. We are very pleased to announce that the collaboration will now be full time as Hipkins joins our staff as the Civil Rights Movement and Labor […]

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Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock

Daisy Bates became a household name in 1957 when she fought for the right of nine black students to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. As head of the Arkansas NAACP and advocate for the nine students, Bates would achieve instant fame as the drama played out on national television and in […]

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