A Campaign of the Zinn Education Project, coordinated by Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change

Join the Campaign

The Teaching for Black Lives campaign provides teachers support, resources, and encouragement to teach young people honestly about systemic racism and how to organize for justice.

Watch this 3-minute video on the campaign.

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Support for Educators

Through classes, study groups, workshops, and free curriculum and resources, educators can join a national network of teachers, school librarians, counselors, administrators, and school staff who are defying efforts to ban what students can learn in school by vowing to teach for Black lives.





Howard Barry

Advocate and Donate

We must support educators organizing to turn classrooms and schools into sites of resistance, justice, joy, and liberation, and to combat racism and anti-Blackness.

Racial justice educators are fighting back — and they need your help. Join us.

Our Movement is Growing

United States with pink dots indicating past and present study group locations
study groups across the country
copies of the book given away
downloads of Black history lessons
teachers in study groups
teachers took online classes
students reached by teachers in study groups and online classes

Help us double the numbers!

Make a donation through the Zinn Education Project today, and indicate your contribution is for the “Teaching for Black Lives” campaign.

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Events & Announcements

January 10, 2024 in Events

The History of Black Music — A Love Supreme

Monday, March 4, 2024: Award-winning musicologist and music historian Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr. will discuss his book Who Hears Here? On Black Music, Pasts and Present, in conversation with Jesse Hagopian. Register
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January 10, 2024 in Events

Informational Session: Teaching for Black Lives Study Groups

Monday, March 18, 2024: Jesse Hagopian, Teaching for Black Lives co-editor, will facilitate an informational session for educators who are interested in forming a Teaching for Black Lives study group in the 2024–2025 school…
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January 10, 2024 in Events

Black Patience: Performance, Civil Rights, and the Unfinished Project of Emancipation

Monday, April 8, 2024: Africana studies professor Julius B. Fleming Jr. in conversation with educator Jessica Rucker, will discuss the role of Black theater in the Black Freedom Struggle and the concept…
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Campaign Partners

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