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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 …

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. Joseph is the author of Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power …