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The Teachers in the Movement podcast features the voices and stories from educators who taught between 1950 and 1980 throughout the South. This podcast highlights their pedagogy, curricula, and community work were instrumental forms of activism that influenced the Civil Rights movement. Listen to learn practical advice and ideas for teachers, parents and citizens who want to talk about race and democracy!

South Carolina

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Ms. Carolyn Addison says that teaching is in her DNA. Her grandmother, Estella Beck, started a school in Mississippi in the early 1900s. In this…

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Mr. James Wright created a course in Black Studies at the newly-integrated Eau Claire High School in Columbia South Carolina. He talks about that…

Virginia

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Dr. Owen Cardwell had a winding path to becoming an educator. These days he’s a Professor at the University of Lynchburg. On his way there, he was…

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Ms. Audrey Williams took the curriculum into her own hands as a teacher in Hampton City Schools in the 1970s. As a social studies teacher, she…

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Ms. Delores Campbell recalls her time as the librarian and only African-American educator at Stony Point Elementary School in Albemarle County,…

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Mrs. Johnnie Fullerwinder was the first Black teacher at George Washington High School in Danville Virginia in 1966. In this episode we hear about…


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