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Revisiting Our Black Mosaic Symposium

On September 19, the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum (ACM) hosted the symposium: “Revisiting Our Black Mosaic.” We are honored to have been invited to the participate in this 20th anniversary of the 1994 Black Mosaic exhibition, described below: The progressive 1994 exhibition Black Mosaic at the Anacostia Community Museum was among the first documentation projects to …

Teacher Workshop on Central America

While the histories of the United States and Central America have been intertwined for centuries, Central American history has been missing from the school curriculum for many years. Therefore, before asking teachers to infuse Central American history in their own classrooms, we recommend that schools host teacher workshops to familiarize the staff with Central American …

Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and Labor History Teacher Fellowship

The Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and Labor History Teacher Fellowship was launched in 2014. The goal is to build a sustainable statewide learning community of classroom language arts, social studies, and history teachers in grades 6–12 for teaching hands-on, inquiry based U.S. history through the lens of race and class in Mississippi history. The partners …

Exploring Immigration and Identity in the K-12 Classroom with Américas Award Books

In celebration of the 2014 Américas Award, CLASP and Teaching for Change are hosting a K-12 teacher workshop “Exploring Immigration and Identity in the K-12 Classroom with Américas Award Books.” This hands-on workshop will explore issues of immigration and identity using children’s literature. The workshop will feature the work of this year’s Honorable Mention book, …

Matt Herron and Dorie Ladner Remember the Mississippi Freedom Movement

On July 24, 2014, photographer Matt Herron and SNCC veteran Dorie Ladner shared photos and stories about the 1960s Freedom Movement in Mississippi. Askia Muhammad from WPFW moderated and shared his own memories as a native of Mississippi. The featured books were Mississippi Eyes and This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights …

Middle Passage Markers Project: Invitation to Teachers and Students

“If the Atlantic were to dry up it would reveal a scattered pathway of human bones, African bones, marking the various routes of the middle passage.” — John Henrik Clark at the cemetery, walnut grove plantation, 1989 [Roebuck, SC] nobody mentioned slaves yet the curious tools shine with your fingerprints. nobody mentioned slaves yet somebody …

José Luis Vilson Book Party

   This Is Not a Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education Book Party for author Jose Luis Vilson Thursday, September 25, 2014 5:00 to 7:00 pm, light refreshments Hosted by the Albert Shanker Institute 555 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, DC Teaching for Change will handle book sales at the event. Meet José …