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

October 1, 2023 in Events

Khalil Gibran Muhammad on The Condemnation of Blackness

Monday, January 8, 2024: Historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad will discuss his book The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, in conversation with T. J.…
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September 30, 2023 in Events

Everyday Solidarity: Interracial Organizing Stories from The Sum of Us

Monday, February 5, 2024: Policy advocate and author Heather McGhee will discuss The Sum of Us: How Racism Hurts Everyone, the young readers’ edition of her bestselling book. McGhee will be…
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September 29, 2023 in Events

2024 Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action

February 5–9, 2024: We encourage all educators, students, parents, and community organizations to participate in the annual Week of Action. Sign up for the National Black Lives Matter at School…
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Campaign Partners

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