Stories

Campaign Snapshots

The Teaching for Black Lives campaign has brought together educators, parents, students, and advocates from across the country to make our schools sites of resistance and joy. These are their stories about transforming education.

Advocacy Story
April 1, 2022

As States Build Barriers to Racial Justice Teaching, Educators Fight Back

In the face of the growing number of anit-history education bills, teachers nationwide have been standing up to register their resistance and solidarity, organizing rallies, supporting school board candidates who…
Teacher Story
March 31, 2022

Teach the Black Freedom Struggle Class Anniversary

On the two-year anniversary of Zinn Education Project’s Teach the Black Freedom Struggle online classes, we express our appreciation to the educators, scholars, students, organizers, and advocates for teaching people’s history…
Crowd of young brown people carrying protest signsAdvocacy StoryTeacher Story
March 25, 2022

The People’s History They Don’t Want Our Students to Know

As you know, the right-wing attacks on racial justice teaching have become more shrill, more frightening. But despite claims of “political indoctrination” — or worse — specific descriptions of problematic teaching are…
Teacher Story
February 18, 2022

I Loved Everything!

The comment is from one of the Teaching for Black Lives study group member’s evaluation of our workshop in January of 2022.  Jesse Hagopian facilitated a planning session for study…
Teacher Story
February 18, 2022

Fugitive Pedagogy

The Zinn Education Project hosted Dr. Jarvis Givens, author of Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching. Givens shared with the audience of mostly-teachers the story…
Screenshot of a zoom meeting, grid of smiling faces at a workshopTeacher Story
January 7, 2022

100 Teaching for Black Lives Study Groups Launch in 2021-2022 School Year

In September of 2021, 100 Teaching for Black Lives study groups were selected, received copies of Teaching for Black Lives, attended orientation sessions, and began meeting. Here are a few…