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NPR Segment on Teaching About Slavery Features Zinn Education Project
February 19, 2018

Tune into the 1A radio show on Monday, February 19 at 11 AM EST for “How Do You Teach Slavery?” which focuses on a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center called “Teaching Hard History: American Slavery.” The show features Adam Sanchez, Zinn Education Project organizer and curriculum writer.

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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Free Book Offer: The Color of Law
February 9, 2018

How do you teach about housing discrimination in the North? Tell us, using excerpts from Richard Rothstein’s articles or book, The Color of Law, or Linda Christensen’s lesson, “Stealing Home: Eminent Domain, Urban Renewal, and the Loss of Community.”

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Know Your Rights Camp (logo) | Zinn Education Project

Colin Kaepernick Brings People’s History to Youth
February 1, 2018

Colin Kaepernick and a team of organizers are offering a series of Know Your Rights Camps for youth across the country, where young people learn about health, history, criminal justice, higher education, and more. The Nation sportswriter Dave Zirin describes the power of this day-long event in “Colin Kaepernick’s Message to Chicago Youth: ‘Know Your Rights’.” To take the learning home, participants receive a back-pack full of educational resources.
You can imagine how pleased we were to receive a request from Kaepernick to help provide copies of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States for the
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Teaching the History of Slavery and Resistance
February 1, 2018

At the Zinn Education Project, we applaud the new Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) Report Teaching the Hard History of American Slavery, which highlights how schools inadequately teach the crucial history of enslavement in the United States. Too often this history is sanitized, sidestepped, or glossed over. The history of slavery and the resistance to it should be central to every U.S. history classroom.
The Zinn Education Project is preparing new lessons for release later this year on abolition, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Below are some of the many free resources we have available for teachers to
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Black Lives Matter at School Week | Zinn Education Project

Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action
February 1, 2018

Building on the 2016 Black Lives Matter day of action in Seattle, next week, February 5-9, educators across the country will take part in “Black Lives Matter at School Week.”

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Forgotten in the classroom: The Reconstruction era (Article) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Forgotten in the classroom:
The Reconstruction era

January 15, 2018

African Americans made huge strides in education, entrepreneurship and political power. Historians estimate that as many as 2,000 Blacks were elected to local, state and federal offices during Reconstruction. Most of those gains were lost after 1877, when the federal government pulled troops out of the South. A backlash began.

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Fun-filled People’s History Trivia Nights in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
January 3, 2018

In November and December 2017, the Zinn Education Project hosted People’s History Trivia Nights in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., raising more than $4,300 for our work in 2018. At both events, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves while learning non-trivial people’s history.

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