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 9, 2024 in Events

Teaching for Black Lives Study Groups 2024–2025

May 2024 (until spots are filled): The Zinn Education Project is accepting applications for Teaching for Black Lives educator study groups for the 2024–2025 school year. Apply today! Each year…
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January 8, 2024 in Events

Teach Truth Day of Action

Saturday, June 8, 2024: We invite educators, students, parents, and community members to rally across the country and pledge to #TeachTruth and defend LGBTQ+ rights. The situation is urgent. Register
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January 7, 2024 in Events

Racism and Resistance in the North During the Civil Rights Movement

Monday, June 10, 2024: Did you know that the biggest Civil Rights Movement demonstration of the 1960s happened in New York City? Scholar Brian Jones will shed light on the…
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Campaign Partners

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