2000-2013

 

Biographies of Women Activists

Type: Profile     Grade Level: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult

Unequal City

Type: Book – Non Fiction     Grade Level: 10-12, Adult
"Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice" examines the ways in which Chicago’s most vulnerable residents navigate their neighborhoods, life opportunities, and encounters with the law.

My Students Convinced Me to Let Go of Old School Teaching

Type: Article     Grade Level: Adult

The Hip-Hop Revolution

Type: Article     Grade Level: 10-12, Adult
Article by Manning Marable explores the connection between hip-hop and politics, including the development of the “Hip-Hop Coalition,” which to increase voter registration and turnout by African-American and Latino youth.

Murals: Redefining Culture, Reclaiming Identity

Type: Article     Grade Level: 10-12, Adult
A powerful essay on the connections among art, identity, and activism, with full color photographs after the article.

From Freedom to Liberation: Politics and Pedagogy in Movement Schools

Type: Article     Grade Level: Adult
An article about the “liberation schools” through which the Black Panther Party taught children “about the class struggle in terms of Black history.”

Preserving and Teaching Black History

Type: Oral History     Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12, Adult
During this powerful interview, Jenkins talks about the history of Howard University, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), pan-Africanism, liberatory education, the Association for the Study of African American Life and Culture (ASALH), Black history as American history, Stokely Carmichael, lessons from the barbershop, revolutionary nonviolence, and much more.

Lessons from the Heartland A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education in an Iconic American City

Type: Book – Non Fiction     Grade Level: Adult
History of public education in Wisconsin with a focus on civil rights struggles. By Barbara Miner, 2012.

Precious Knowledge

Type: Film     Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Documentary film on the attack on ethnic studies in Arizona.

Zinn Education Project

Type: Website     Grade Level: 2-4, 5-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Lessons and other resources for K-12 for teaching peoples history.

Gallery Walk on the History of Education in Mississippi Through the Lens of Race

Type: Lesson     Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Gallery walk on the history of education and race in Mississippi.

Judge Carlton Reeves Offers a Lesson in History

Type: Article     Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Statement by Judge Carlton Reeves on history of racism in Mississippi.

40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk?

Type: Film     Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Documentary film and discussion guide about the first African Americans to desegregate the white high school in Batesville, Mississippi in 1967–69.

Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek

Type: Film     Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Documentary film about a contemporary environmental justice story in Gulfport, Mississippi. 2013.

101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History

Type: Book – Biographies     Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12
Student-friendly profiles of people who have fought for social justice in U.S. history. By Michele Bolling and Dao X. Tran.