firefighters aiming high pressure water hoses at civil rights demonstrators
LaNika Barnes
As a child, many of my fondest memories are connected to water. I have cheeky pictures that my family always seem to pull out of nowhere, that show me smiling in the bathtub with my beloved toy of choice.
marching with signs
Hope Aghaebrahim
In June 2019, I was honored to participate in a summer institute that examined the role that teachers played inside and outside of the Civil Rights Movement.
african american woman's face
Derrick P. Alridge
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.
Maggie Walker statue
Kelly Martin
In the past couple decades, Maggie Walker has made a name for itself as one of the best college preparatory programs in the country. From there, I would go on to the University of Virginia with approximately thirty of my 174 classmates.
Welcome to Charlottesville sign
Derrick P. Alridge
In the days leading up to August 11 and 12, 2017, when white nationalists and white supremacists converged on Charlottesville, Virginia for the Unite the Right Rally, I was interviewing former civil rights era teachers in my hometown.
man with flag
Annie Weinberg
I am far (very far) from being a parent, but I can imagine that parents frequently grapple with how much exposure their children should have to emotionally intensive stories and events.