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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. …

State Out of the Union: Teaching for Change Hosts Jeff Biggers

On September 26, just days into Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month, Teaching for Change hosted an event at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. featuring author/historian Jeff Biggers in a new show on immigration, civil rights, and states’ rights. The event was a stop on Biggers’ 30-city nationwide book tour for the release of his latest book, …

“Multiplication Is for White People”: Full House for Lisa Delpit’s Book Talk

On April 9, 2012, Teaching for Change was honored to co-host the book launch for Lisa Delpit’s new book “Multiplication Is for White People”: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children (The New Press). Click on images for album. Education scholar Lisa Delpit spoke to a crowd of nearly 90 educators from D.C. area schools, colleges, …

Rita Dove Shares Stage, Advice, and 20th Century Poetry with the DC Youth Slam Team

Rita Dove, editor of the recently released Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry read at Busboys and Poets on October 26, 2011 for one of Teaching for Change’s and Busboys and Poets’ free author events. To cover an entire century of U.S. poetry, she read from a great array of poets included in the …