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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the Teachers in the Movement Institute at the University of Virginia in Summer 2019 to learn more about ways to connect historical content to both the community and the lived experiences of students.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...

Untold Voices in History

Photograph shows a procession of African Americans carrying signs for equal rights, integrated schools, decent housing, and an end to bias. Retrieved from Library of Congress. LC-U9- 10364-37 [P&P]By: Hope AghaebrahimIn June 2019, I was honored to participate in a...

We Cannot Go Another Month Without Teachers Knowing Black History

In just the past several weeks, school systems across the United States have, at last, taken the steps to elevate critical lessons from African-American history for our nation’s students. On January 1, Illinois launched a requirement that K-12 schools and community colleges…

Stumbling Upon History

Although they are all around us, monuments and memorials to historically significant events and people are typically not at the forefront of my mind. However I find that when I travel, I often notice these structures in new places and compare them to what I know....