The Man Behind Emmett Till

Update: We share the sad news that Mr. Simeon Booker passed away on December 10, 2017 in Solomons, Maryland. He was 99 years old. Read Booker’s obituary in The Washington Post. Many believe that history is inevitable. However, the stories that make it into the public awareness are ones deemed worthy by those in power. […]

Teaching for Change Presents and Learns at the Schomburg Center

Teaching for Change was honored to present a half day workshop at the Black History 360º 4th Annual Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Summer Education Institute on July 16, 2013. Our workshop,“Teaching the Movement: Lessons from 1963 and 1964,” included some of our signature activities such as “Big Shoes to Fill” and we introduced a […]

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Freedom Movement Unsung Hero Clyde Kennard Honored on 50th Anniversary

“Most basic to our beliefs about the race question in America today is that there can be no racial segregation without some racial discrimination, and that there cannot be a complete racial equalization without some racial integration. “Now this principle is an easy one for us to follow, for it holds as true in human […]

Thank You 2013 Summer Interns

This summer Teaching for Change welcomed a dynamic team of volunteers: Truman Scholars Anne Preston and Charity Porotesano, Swarthmore Social Action Award Intern Shelly Wen, and University of Chicago Human Rights Program Intern Elizabeth Behrens. Here are just some of the ways in which they advanced our work by leaps and bounds: developed a slide show […]

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Teaching for Change Partners with Hurston/Wright Foundation for Legacy Literacy Awards

For the 12th year, the Hurston/Wright Foundation will host its premiere award ceremony that recognizes the creativity, diversity and excellence of writers of African descent on Friday, October 25, 2013. Teaching for Change is pleased to promote this special event and the award-winning books and authors. The 12th Annual Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards, named for American literary giants, Zora Neale […]

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Bringing Multicultural Books into Schools

Here is a special Teaching for Change shout out to two institutions—the Georgetown Day School Equity Collaborative and the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) ELL Office—for introducing their teachers to progressive multicultural literature. They have partnered with us to help select titles for their classrooms. By ordering from Teaching for Change, they have helped to […]

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Bob Moses and Taylor Branch in Conversation About the Freedom Movement

Two Events on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Busboys and Poets (14th and V Streets NW) 5-7 PM Moving Beyond the Achievement Gap: Establishing a universal right to vote and quality public school education as a constitutional right Attendees will enjoy a reception and a presentation by Bob Moses and Taylor Branch. The evening will feature a […]

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Welcoming Parents for a Successful School Year

Now in its fourth year as a Teaching for Change partner school, Orr Elementary [DCPS] is no stranger to the Welcome Back Breakfast. But with a brand new principal—and a visit from First Lady Michelle Obama, Shaquille O’Neal, Dominique Dawes, and Allyson Felix as part of the national “Let’s Move” program—their 2013-2014 school year is […]

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Rethinking Malcolm X: Enid Lee and A. Peter Bailey in Conversation

Teaching for Change co-hosted “Rethinking Malcolm X: Enid Lee and A. Peter Bailey in Conversation” on October 23, 2013, at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. Internationally respected educator Enid Lee and journalist A. Peter Bailey, past president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, challenged the traditional textbook portrayal of Malcolm X, focusing on his perspectives on international politics, self-defense, and […]

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Learning About Mary McLeod Bethune: Educator and Activist

“The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.” Mary McLeod Bethune Thanks to historian Dr. Ida E. Jones, the words and wisdom of Mary McLeod Bethune opened up to a full house at Busboys and Poets for the mid-August discussion of her new book, Mary McLeod Bethune in Washington, D.C.: Activism and […]

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