Teaching for Change Board Member Wins 2014 Lillian Smith Book Award

We are pleased to announce that Teaching for Change board member Michael J. O’Brien’s book, We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth Sit-In and the Movement it Inspired, is one of the 2014 Lillian Smith Book Award recipients. The Lillian Smith Book Awards were established in 1968 by the Southern Regional Council to recognize authors whose books represent […]

Presentation in DC by Students and Teachers from McComb, Miss.

Please join us for a special reception with students and their teachers from McComb, Mississippi. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:00-8:00pm African American Civil War Museum 1925 Vermont Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 Eleven students and their teachers from McComb will be in D.C. for the National History Day (NHD) competition. This is the third time McComb has participated […]

Black History 360: Summer at the Schomburg for Teachers

We’re going back this summer to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to present at the fifth annual Black History 360 Summer Institute for teachers. This year’s themes include: Freedom Summer 1964 American Maroons and Resistance to Slavery The Motown Sound: A Voice for Freedom The History of Education in New York City […]

Doing Justice to Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Young Children

By Amy Rothschild Early childhood educators often struggle with the question of how to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in a way that is developmentally appropriate, focused, and accurate. Two challenges arise in teaching about King: the first is effectively communicating historical information to young children, and the second is adequately representing the diversity, breadth, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Remembering the Everyday Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

The following article by Courtland Milloy was published by the Washington Post on August 27, 2013. Milloy quotes Teaching for Change’s Executive Director, Deborah Menkart, and references the March on Washington interactive quiz and a lesson plan that Teaching for Change prepared as resources to help teach about every day heroes and the struggle for […]

“Did You Know?” Myths and Facts About the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

When many people think of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, all that comes to mind is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s statement, “I Have a Dream.” However, there was much more to this historic event than four words in King’s speech. The March on Washington was a milestone in a movement […]

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Peniel Joseph Gets Serious With Colbert About Colorblind Racism and the Voting Rights Act

One of our favorite authors, Tufts professor Peniel Joseph, spoke on the Colbert Report on June 25 about the importance of Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in the context of colorblind racism and the history of the civil rights movement. [embedit cf=”PENIEL JOSEPH COLBERT REPORT”] Joseph is the author of Dark Days, […]

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