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The Power of Oral History

By: Pete Schumacher The Teachers in the Movement Institute was amazing, and I have definite plans on how I might use oral histories in my class. First, I am teaching African American literature for the first time in my career. I have always had a passion for learning...

Bringing Teachers in the Movement to Grade 4 Virginia History

By: Dorothy Drake Though I am retired from Henrico County Public Schools, I am a part time teaching assistant at an elementary school in the county. The school is in the east end near my home and has a Black population of approximately 70%. Virginia History is a part...

Utilizing Oral Histories in the Classroom

By: Amal Abbass In her TED Talk “The danger of a single story,” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie states that the flattening, dehumanizing effect of a single story is extricable from the concept of power. Of stories, she says, “How they are told, who tells them, when they're...

Teachers in the Movement – A Reflective Blog Post

By: Alexandra Roosenburg In August, I was fortunate to attend a 3 day Professional Development institute led by Teachers in the Movement, which covered Black history and current events, and how to teach a more inclusive history course.   One of the main themes of the...

The Transformation of a Local Black Community

By: Alex Rode The Importance of Community A common theme that I noticed during my time working as a research assistant at the Center for Race and Public Education in the South (CRPES) is that no one can succeed on their own, especially when society is set up for you...

The Power of Intergenerational Support in Activism

By: Celina Adams Mrs. Flora Crittenden is a remarkable woman who positively impacted her students and community throughout her lifetime. She worked as an educator, guidance counselor, and politician during the Civil Rights Movement. Her incredibly deep involvement in...

Giving Voice to the Unheard in a Middle School Library

By: Kirsten Wall Throughout the week at the Teachers in the Movement Summer Institute, we read articles, heard lectures, and discussed the topic of how the Civil Rights Movement is taught in schools. K-12 curricula has often focused on specific stories about Martin...

Building Community through Oral History

By: Abbey PleinI attended the Teachers in the Movement Institute at the University of Virginia in Summer 2019 to learn more about ways to connect historical content to both the community and the lived experiences of students. I also hoped to learn about history with...

Reconstructing and Renaming Our Work

Retrieved from Library of Congress. BIOG FILE - Du Bois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 [item][P&P]By: Mia BurtonPlace, space, and memory. Those are the words that stayed in my mind during my Teachers in the Movement Institute experience. As a...