Black History Month

2nd Amendment, Slavery & Creating Critical Readers & Thinkers – Urban Education Mixtape – Education Article

One of the most important jobs that a history teacher has is threefold: learn the truth, know the truth and teach the truth. When teaching children of color, understand that traditionally, the “canon” has withheld the whole truth of American history. Whether Black or White, if you’re a history teacher, it is your obligation to unearth the withheld truths – for students of all backgrounds. Knowledge absent of truth is not power; it is to be inhibited. In light of…

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Teaching Slavery Properly – Urban Education Mixtape – Education Article

American public schools do a poor job teaching the history of American slavery to children. That is probably true of private schools too. I would also say that the majority of history teachers and administrators, the majority of whom are White, lack a comprehensive knowledge of American slavery. They may have read an article here and watch a movie there, but their comprehensive knowledge is limited. If that weren’t true, the case for slave reparations for Black people would be discussed…

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#CelebrateWithDE – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Education Article

We’re celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All of his contributions towards ensuring civil rights for everyone in the community are well worth honoring, and our focus this year will be on actions that can be taken in service to the community. We hope you’ll have wonderful discussions about the power of ordinary people to make the world a better place for all. Be sure to join us for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day…

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25 Martin Luther King Quotes to Celebrate MLK Day and Year-Round – Education Article

Every January, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and the hope he’s brought to millions of people over the years. Below, some of our favorite Martin Luther King quotes to share with your students.  1. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”  2. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” 3. “So even though we face difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.” …

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