I can UNDERSTAND pessimism, but I don't BELIEVE in it. It's not simply a matter of faith, but of historical EVIDENCE. Not overwhelming evidence, just enough to give HOPE, because for hope we don't need certainty, only POSSIBILITY.
Teaching Untold Stories During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Most U.S. history textbooks now acknowledge that beginning in 1942, the U.S. government rounded up more than 110,000 people of Japanese descent—even those who were U.S. citizens—and sent them to internment camps. What the textbooks fail to include is that the United States encouraged Latin American governments do the same thing, and turn over their own internees to U.S. authorities. These internees went on to become refugees with no country to call home. Learn how Moé Yonamine “teaches outside the textbook” about this hidden history.
Check Out the Conference Calendar
We are happy to share a list of upcoming conferences of interest to social justice educators. The Zinn Education Project will have a presence at most of these conferences. We will have a booth at Free Minds, Free People and the National Council for the Social Studies.
Treasure Trove of 1960s Movement Photos Available Online and Free to Teachers
Harvey Richards dedicated much of his life to shining a light on movements for social justice. He filmed and photographed the voting rights struggle in Mississippi, the early farmworker movement in California, peace protests, GI anti-war activists, and more.