Quote by Doug Baldwin, Former Seattle Seahawks and Player's Coalition Task Force Member: "Defending the freedom to learn is essential so our youth can learn from history and shape a more just future."

We are grateful to have the continued support and funding from the Players Coalition to expand the reach of the Teaching for Black Lives study groups.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Players Coalition, a nonprofit founded by former NFL players Anquan Boldin and Malcolm Jenkins, dedicated to making an impact on social justice and racial equality, awarded $100,000 to the Zinn Education Project, which promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in classrooms across the country. Players Coalition extended a grant renewal to the Zinn Education Project’s Teaching for Black Lives campaign to increase the reach and awareness of their programming and resources for teachers committed to teaching truth in schools.

At the core of the Teaching for Black Lives campaign, are teacher-led study groups discussing how to teach about racism, resistance, and joy. This is the Zinn Education Project’s fourth year of sponsoring Teaching for Black Lives study groups across the United States. Study groups receive a copy of Teaching for Black Lives and a Rethinking Schools subscription for each participant, a year-long menu of workshops and seminars to choose from, and access to a network of social justice teachers across the United States.

Currently, there are 100 active groups throughout 35 states in the United States, including Arkansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. Each group offers a unique learning community that not only deepens knowledge and strengthens practice, but also serves to retain teachers in this challenging time.

Tori Franklin, Olympic Triple Jumper for team USA, shares why she supports the Zinn Education Project in the video below.

Read more about the generous commitment of the Players Coalition in their press release.

Please join the Players Coalition with a donation to the Teaching for Black Lives campaign.

The Players Coalition is joined by additional supporters including the Carroll Family Fund, Tricia Davis and Ben Haggerty (aka Macklemore), Dorothy Lemelson Foundation, One Roof Foundation, Seahawks Players Equality & Justice for All Action Fund, and individual donors.