The Power of Oral History

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

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

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...
Teachers in the Movement – A Reflective Blog Post

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...
The Transformation of a Local Black Community

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

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...