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!
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Episode 2: Mr. James Wright Developed a Course in Black History in Columbia, SC in the Early 1970s
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 curriculum, empowering his students through student council, and his own historical and genealogical research.
Episode 1: “Failure was not an Option” for Mrs. Johnnie Fullerwinder
Mrs. Johnnie Fullerwinder was the first Black teacher at George Washington High School in Danville Virginia in 1966. In this episode we hear about her first day on the job, her hands-on approach to teaching, and the changes she led and witnessed over her long career.