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

February 6, 2023 in Events

I Saw Death Coming: A History of Terror and Survival in the War against Reconstruction

Monday, March 20, 2023: In her new book, I Saw Death Coming, author Kidada E. Williams offers a breakthrough account of the much-debated Reconstruction period, transporting readers into the daily existence of formerly…
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February 5, 2023 in Events

Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation

Monday, April 24, 2023: Author Linda Villarosa will discuss her new book, Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation. In her new…
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February 5, 2023 in Events

Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War

Monday, May 8, 2023: Author Howard W. French will discuss his most recent non-fiction book, titled Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to…
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