#tdih marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 issued by President Roosevelt authorizing the incarceration (internment) of U.S. citizens of Japanese descent. This history has chilling relevance today with the Trump administration’s references to a Muslim registry. Here are lessons for teaching about Executive Order 9066. Photo: Japanese Americans arrive at the Santa Anita (Calif.) Assembly Center before being moved inland to an internment camp.
David Domino Italians were also put in internment camps along with Japanese.
Bruce Lebovitz FDR was a fantastic president...except for this one very, very, very BIG fuckup.
Bill Lumsden FDRs mistake here was putting the military in charge of homeland security. But the racist J. Edgar Hoover and his FBI probably would not have been any better at the time.
Janet Rapoza Shameful time which we are again repeating. We learned nothing...
Sarah Redmond For those who think it can't happen; or, if it did, the Supreme Court would stop the internment.
Stephen Kozak The Japanese didnt have jihads or believe in killing all infidels.
Billie Messex Wait FDR did that? My face is cracked. I did not realize that!
David Zepeda Daniel Roberto
Kathy Wylie Earl Warren (yeah, THAT Supreme Court Chief Justice) signed the order to lock them up, in California.
Kathy Wylie It could be argued that it was much easier for us to hate them 'japs' instead of hating them Nazis, because the 'japs' just didn't look like 'us'. Hatred and racism are still alive and well I'm afraid.
Robyn Blanpied And Hawai'i was put under martial law.
Mark A Richert http://www.denverpost.com/2016/12/06/ralph-carr-colorado-japanese-internment/
Mujahid Malikulmulk We are a signature away from repeating this! Muslims first, Jews next, "negroes" bringing up the tail end of those who threaten the IDEOLOGY OF WHITE SUPREMACY embodied in the worship of an iconic image of a blonde haired, blue eyed, white skinned male.
Bettye Melton I love to go on drives up to Jamestown and Sonora. Along the way you see the stone wall built by the Japanese. Always reminds me of another dark part of history.
Jaya Ghosh 😡😡😡
Whitney Phillips Melanie Mitchell you probably know about Zinn but thought of you
Short Holwerda Thanks for posting this history lesson, Lora!
Scarlett Skelton A dark day in our history may we never forget the past ☮
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Larry Davis Along with other alternative possibilities since POTUS45 is attacking news: "The Ministries of Love, Peace, Plenty, and Truth are ministries in George Orwell's futuristic fiction dystopia novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, set in Oceania. Despite the name, no actual "ministers" are mentioned in the book, and all public attention is focused on the idealized figurehead Big Brother." (Wikipedia)
#tdih On February 17, 1942, Huey P. Newton was born in Monroe, Louisiana. Newton went on to become co-founder of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. He often visited the Panther schools and breakfast programs. When we posted this photo in 2014, one of the people who commented said, "I am the girl in this photo. My little brother is sitting right below Huey. This is a day I will never forget." Read her story on the link below.
On February 17, 2014, the Zinn Education Project Facebook page featured a photo of Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense with Bobby Seale in October of 1966. At the…
Jamee Schleifer I feel dupped by a school system that never taught about the Panthers. Everything I learned was negative. I am righting that wrong by educating myself now with the truth.
James L Bush I have lived long enough to realize that bigots are like bullets.
It has the power to hurt but can never solve anything.
This country relies on White saviors saving others but that's not the truth.
Good human beings make this world turn no matter the color
Gwenn Smith Olson His family, along with mine, and that of Bill Russell came from Monroe to Richmond as part of the Monroe Migration.
Kristin Haynes Jennifer
Carol Bonura Jill Burns
Kirsten Moe A national hero murdered
Hakeem Futrell Happy birthday
Eric Neudel I really admire Huey. The courage to think for himself.
Amy Earl Zuri Earl
Kipp Dawson Huey Newton, and the spirit of the Black Panther Party -- Presente. Knowing our real history -- essential. Helping others to learn it -- a gift we have been given. The Zinn Education Project -- one of our strongest tools.
On last Sunday’s CBS show “Face the Nation,” senior Trump policy adviser Stephen Miller defended Trump’s travel ban and said, “The powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned.” We need to remind students that this country has been at its best when people have organized to question and challenge presidents — opposing presidential support for slavery, war, invasion, segregation, and injustice of all kinds. Our students need stories of this resistance to inform and inspire their own activism in the years ahead. Find lessons and readings for classrooms on the link below. (Not a teacher? Please donate so that share these lessons with teachers everywhere: https://zinnedproject.org/donate/)
On last Sunday’s CBS show “Face the Nation,” senior Trump policy adviser Stephen Miller defended Trump’s travel ban and said, “The powers of the president to protect our country are very substantia…
Pat Hughes Our students deserve the whole history of our nation - and "A People's History of The United States" would be a good start. I didn't get hold of this book until 40 years after I graduated from high school...
Susan Miele Who sets curriculum and chooses textbooks for schools?
Danielle Marie just taught my 4th graders about African Americans in the American Revolution... and we learned the truth about our beloved 1st President...
Laurie Woolever Emily LaPlant Woolever
Maggie Sorensen Question Authority!
Antonio D'Lallo Teach children to critically think, be responsible and good manners, THEN by all means teach them to question all authority, especially presidential authority. That way we can avoid any problems like we have had in the past and like we have now.
James L Bush All teachers when the responsible time to tell the truth should show their students to honor the African to America slaves struggle.
It took survival and the love of family to carry on and that my friend is so much more valuable and important than honoring presidents who owned slaves.
Their lives were not a waste.
Brian Berlinski Jane Whitney Lance Mann
Anthony Clearwood Awe geez!!! Hope you are all teaching about white slavery(irish) and also Chinese. But if you are going to only teach the racist version and only talk about black slavery then don't forget to teach about Anthony Johnson.
Tom Croissant Questioning is fine....Remember to allow them to answer. Freedom of speech is a two way street.
Nancy Horrocks So important students know they have a right to question, period.
The People's History along with clear, well taught Civic's classes will give them tools.
John Vanaman Most often, these statements do not tell the whole story. I too was fortunate to listen 👂 to Stephen Miller last weekend and he is a brilliant Constitutionalist and was the only only one that stood by the Duke lacrosse team when they were accused of rape. The University abandoned them.
Written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh. Age-appropriate picture book that brings to light the struggles faced by countless families crossing the border.
Chris Duelge I'm looking for other kids books. Age 9-13. I want my grandkids to learn some really history. Any ideas
Janet Wolf On CDF Freedom School book list last year!
Michael E Alderson Wow. I'm just going to say it. America is probably not mature enough emotionally too handle a lot of "refugee's". America can't even handle a thought of guns leaving their grasp, despite being the only country on Earth not on gold standard. It's obvious though. This proves it's coming. Howard Zinn isn't a joke. Although no longer with us his sites far liberal. (Democrat and Liberal aren't same) He would reprimand the sloppy job of past American attempts to integrate people. Would question US past immigration issues and raise the question of pushing agenda against health of Nation. Common sense says it's not safe. US known as world bully....Hmmmmm.........When do major powers invite enemies to come and live with them? Obama said get ready packs twice. That's for emergency. All that kept the Syrian refugees out were WA State and Va. So regardless this is Sharia law integration with American law, Muslims need freedom as bad as the next person. But freedom is earned. A world government based on principle with equal tolerance would be a hard thing to judge. So what does this proves? Germany had Neo-Natzi issues we don't. France proved some people don't take a joke as often. And in America, do we think we can handle ourselves? Some people here are happy that this is a possible endpoint. Heaven they want, they can easily be patient not selfishly running others into the ground with them. Trump can veto what he'd like you can see it light-years ahead. They're attacked. Cerns working hard to find answers to give us new hope. Amazing technical breakthroughs are happening. Be positive stay optimistic, the great depression happened and we formed the greatest comeback of all time while establishing a Jewish State. 5k Walmart's are closed for a reason. Ohio's made one into a prison (so internet shows) and Obama signed executive order giving the go ahead for Trump to have his way with dismayed individuals. I'd say it's maybe a little time too do some soul searching. Who are you. R u racist or islamaphobic? Maybe you should take a chill pill for those days. Ecology is the issue. Meteor issues will more likely be the downfall. CERN is working hard and my prevent this meteor problem but the governments have had to work with what they have. Remember one thing, suicidal bomber jihad just became popular in the 1990s when Siks and Shiite Muslims began suicide bombing each other following Hamas demonstration. The world isn't slowing down. It's speeding up. If your still lost pull your head out your American butt and read the UK journalism. They're much more upfront about US involvement. It's not just the new world order. This is the NWO. And Trump himself said he's bringing the international court too Israel to shake people up. We're a long way from that. But in the name of all that's good and sacred. Can we simply treat humans as humans, that would increase our happiness and prove we can have weopons. Just remember that Singularity is arriving 24 years ahead of estimation. Enjoy what we have nothing lasts forever. But pessimistic attitude along black magic will be the fall according too history repetition.. As it was in Rome Greece and Egypt. Let's be secular or do whatever it takes. Sorry, they've been saying it for a long time. We're lucky to have lasted this long. Let's not be overzealous. Intense realism will bring us what we need and that's a victory. Come together as a country now, be the best you, or we may not survive. Don't forget ISIS has taken 1/4 of Iraq's US weapon stash and another some of Syria's on way to Mecca. If they arrive there and we flip out here that would give Sharia law a glimpse. Love women. Hold them in esteem. Stop speaking derogatory remarks is a start.
On Feb. 15, 1851 U.S. marshals arrested Shadrach Minkins (1814? - Dec. 13, 1875) who had escaped from slavery in Norfolk, Virginia and was working as a waiter in Boston, Mass. He was arrested in Mass. under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Black and white members of the abolitionist Boston Vigilance Committee responded. They managed to release him from the courtroom and helped him get to safety in Canada. Minkins and other African American expatriates in Montreal created the city's first Black community. Learn about this story in Mass Moments in History: http://bit.ly/1gDw70k, the Mass Historical Society: Long Road to Justice: http://bit.ly/1gDwckG, and from Gary Collison's book: http://bit.ly/1FcmuDW The Zinn Education Project offers a free downloadable Rethinking Schools lesson on the people's history of the abolition movement here: http://bit.ly/176WXtN and bios of Black abolitionists here: http://bit.ly/NeGkGJ
Jennifer Curtis I'll share this with my kids, we were just reading about the Fugitive Slave Act earlier this week!
Elizabeth Campbell Jesse Campbell Thought you might be interested in this!
Ambre McMillan Ying This is sort of chilling under current conditions, when so many public agencies are enforcing unjust laws.
Nate Wing My goodness. Shadrach is probably the most badass name I've ever heard.
Cynthia Eagleton I'm so glad I've "liked" your FB page because every day I'm learning something. Thank you!
Amy Hynson Acree Thank you for providing this and other invaluable historical resourses.
Judith Shapiro Elinor Joy Alleyne
Mytousha Magee Thx
Martha N Archambault Thought you might find this interesting April Shea.
Ginger Maniscalco In light of The Fugitive Slave Act, I always wondered how The Confederacy could claim that The Civil War was fought over state's rights.
Born #tdih 1818. Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolition movement, known internationally for his oratory and writing. As with many people who were enslaved, Douglass didn't know his actual date of birth. He chose Feb. 14 (1818). Here are resources from the Zinn Education Project about Douglass: http://bit.ly/1A5Icp1 Learn about more abolitionists here: http://bit.ly/NeGkGJ Image of Douglass ca 1879 by George K. Warren/US National Archives
Michael Knepler Nathan Richardson (and I sent you a message).
Robert Monroe Jr. Happy birthday, Mr. Douglass! Almost 200 years old and still doing "an amazing job" for which you are "getting recognized more and more".
Katie Fenton He was a brave and great man!
Marinacska Fawn Khadidzsa Ayanda Ngozi
Gaby Hurtado Someone tweet the so-called president this page.
Katrina Matheson Repost with a photo of him as a young man. When his figure was more imposing.
Eric Manigian "Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice."
David Johnson Happy Birthday Frederick Douglass!!!
Karen Darensburg He was brave and brilliant !! So glad he was a good and decent man!!
Lindsey Whitcomb can someone pls tag President Trump in this? 😉
Andrea Rossing McDowell Odd how that summary left out any mention of his presence at the Bowling Green massacre. More media cover up!
Becky Canterbury Maybe POTUS can phone and wish him a happy birthday.
Abderrahmane Berchiche Dix hé have a green card?
Bill Valliere Rein Yukahu-el Morales
Uraynab Said Gianna Englert
Ginger Maniscalco I could look at that extraordinary face all day long..
Judy McAllister Such a great man!
Susan Darden Kautz Would love to hear him speak one of these days!! 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣 #trumpsanidiot
Maureen Haller Tompkins Omg, he's dead?!? Does Trump know? Hahaha
Curtis Meyers Didn't know our name either
Michelle Loftin Oh didn't you see? They are having a party for him this weekend at the real white house in FL. If you are on the VIP list you can take a selfie with him and the nuclear football.
Britt Sady Inspiring!
Nax Steel He was also the first black Vice President running for office. The person running for president was a female. Their theme for which they where running their platform is the same theme as today. You will be surprised to find out who the first woman to run president was and why she choose Fredrick as her running mate.
Jo Shirley-Somerville All very interesting. Thank you Mitch
#tdih 1937 The first Southern Negro Youth Conference (SNYC) conference was held in Richmond, Virginia on February 13 and 14, 1937. Five hundred thirty-four delegates from across the South attended the meeting including individuals from almost every HBCU as well as delegates representing YMCA branches and chapters of the Girl and Boy Scouts. The first successful SNYC campaign helped black tobacco workers organize a union in Richmond. Next it organized anti-lynching campaigns across the South. Read more at BlackPast.org: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/southern-negro-youth-congress-1937-1949 Photo: W.E.B Du Bois delivered his famous address, "Behold the Land," to 700 black and white youth in Columbia, SC in 1946. Read here: http://www.blackpast.org/1946-w-e-b-dubois-behold-land#BHM#BRx28
""The power of private corporate wealth in the United States has throttled democracy." -- W.E.B. Du Bois On this anniversary of the founding of the NAACP in 1909, the USDE tweeted a quote (not the one we shared here) by W.E.B Dubois and spelled his name wrong. As a result, Du Bois is trending on Twitter. Please share your favorite quote by Du Bois. And check out the article below about Du Bois, Coretta Scott King, Bayard Rustin, and others who opposed nuclear war. Photo: Paul Robeson and Du Bois at a peace conference in Paris, 1949. UMass Amherst Archives.
By Vincent Intondi When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. announced his strong opposition to the war in Vietnam, the media attacked him for straying outside of his civil rights mandate. In so many w…
Dawn Nickelson "We must complain. Yes, plain, blunt COMPLAINT, ceaseless agitation, unfailing exposure of dishonesty and wrong. This is the ancient, unerring way to liberty, and we must follow it." W.E.B. Du Bois ❣
Pauline Horn Still true, in fact more so!
C Karen Stopford And what they NEVER hear is how the US government brought heroin to Harlem and created the war on drugs and school-to-prison pipeline.
#tdih 1900 Lift Every Voice and Sing was first publicly performed by 500 school children at the Stanton School in Jacksonville, Fla. The school principal, James Weldon Johnson, wrote the words and Johnson’s brother set them to music. Later, the NAACP (founded #tdih 1909) adopted the song as “The Negro National Anthem.” In calling for earth and heaven to “ring with the harmonies of Liberty,” the lyrics spoke out subtly against racism and Jim Crow laws—and especially the huge number of lynchings accompanying the rise of the Klan at the turn of the century. Continue reading on the link below, including about the artist of the image on the book cover, Elizabeth Catlett.
As part of a celebration of Lincoln’s birthday on February 12, 1900, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” was first publicly performed by 500 school children at the Stanton School in Jacks…
Anne Scott Vela Yes! Thank you from this Florida 4th grade teacher who learned the song in 4th grade and teaches it today!
Linda Morgan https://youtu.be/ya7Bn7kPkLo
David Marley A movement that sings will never die.
Emma Jordan-Simpson Jonathan Tennial Requithelia Allen
Carla J. Bailey Warren Turner
Lorraine Manelis My anthem. Thank you for this.
Sandy Fuller Love this song and James Weldon Johnson.
Vivian Grace Rankin-Scales My mother taught me to sing this song at a very early age.
Jo Brown Lea Gilmore
Selina Pishori Prince Bri maybe for our choir?
Yolanda Brown Absolutely love this song, growing up we sang this song from elementary through high school graduation. Heck, I thought it was the national anthem for a long time. It's sad that it's not sung in schools throughout this country present day. Our family is a homeschool family and love singing this song. Thanks for this reminder of a great man and a great song with such powerful meaning.
Heather Keevican Kristy Kerce, a bit of history for your city. 🙂
Angela Hunter Thank-you
Shelagh Goulis Sang this every morning at Turner Elementary school.
Laura Atwell Love this song. Sing it in church sometimes. I used it in my classroom when teaching about African Americans at the turn of the 20th century.
Allyson Webb Black radio stations in Detroit used to play it in the mornings!
The best antidote to this administration's xenophobia, racism, misogyny, and fossil-fuel soaked future is critical thinking. Join the Zinn Education Project in helping students probe the roots of social problems and call into question the phony, simple-minded policy prescriptions of the Trump regime. These are just a few of the resources we have at the Zinn Education Project to help students think deeply and creatively about the world we live in.
With each passing day, it’s becoming more apparent that Trump’s agenda can only be enacted if people are uninformed of the issues underlying his supposed solutions. Having trouble finding…
Pamela Hedgecock Could you please start an online school for youth? I'm short mini Howard Zinn fans would support you. You are already supplying tons of resources but we're at a very scary point in our educational system in America and we need to combat this blatant ignorance that is putting our children in jeopardy.
Pamela Hedgecock Call it the People's School or something with Howard Zinn's name in it
Susan Pilling May I recommend not using the name Trump, but rather the "current" administration" to be more inclusive, and to acknowledge that Trump is not acting alone? "King's daughter, Bernice, lays out how best to proceed in these very challenging times.
This is from Bernice King, daughter of Coretta Scott King and MLK Jr.
1. Don't use his name.
2. Remember this is a regime and he's not acting alone.
3. Do not argue with those who support him - it doesn't work.
4. Focus on his policies, not his orange-ness and mental state.
5. Keep your message positive; they want the country to be angry and fearful because this is the soil from which their darkest policies will grow.
6. No helpless/hopeless talk.
7. Support artists and the arts.
8. Be careful not to spread fake news: Check it.
9. Take care of yourselves and...
Keep demonstrations peaceful. In the words of John Lennon, "When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you - pull your beard, flick your face - to make you fight! Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humour."
When you post or talk about him, don't assign his actions to him, assign them to "The Republican Administration," or "The Republicans." This will have several effects: The Republican legislators will either have to take responsibility for their association with him or stand up for what some of them don't like; he will not get the focus of attention he craves; Republican representatives will become very concerned about their re-elections."
#tdih 1780 #BHM Paul Cuffee and others petitioned the Massachusetts government to either give African and Native Americans the right to vote or to stop taxing them: "That we being chiefly of the African extract, and by reason of long bondage and hard slavery, we have been deprived of enjoying the profits of our labor or the advantage of inheriting estates from our parents, as our neighbors the white people do, having some of us not long enjoyed our own freedom; yet of late, contrary to the invariable custom and practice of the country, we have been, and now are, taxed both in our polls and that small pittance of estate which, through much hard labor and industry, we have got together to sustain ourselves and families withall. . . ." Continue reading on link below. #BRx28#VotingRights
#tdih On Feb 9, 1950, Wisc. Senator Joseph McCarthy delivered a speech at the McLure Hotel during which he claimed to hold a list of known communists in the U.S. State Dep't. The speech grabbed national headlines and launched the paranoia and persecution now known as McCarthyism. Suggested questions for students: What was the intended/actual impact of the McCarthy attacks on the labor movement and the Civil Rights Movement? What was the role of the media and why? Is the McCarthy era really an era or do we still live with McCarthyism today? Here is a list of recommended classroom resources, including a chapter book, on McCarthyism: http://bit.ly/WXHyUN Please let us know what other questions, lessons, and/or resources you use to teach about McCarthyism. This article from the Post describes a contemporary example with references to terrorism Muslim Brotherhood: https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/02/08/calling-the-muslim-brotherhood-a-terrorist-group-would-hurt-all-american-muslims/?utm_term=.51012dace2be Image source: WV Encyclopedia: http://bit.ly/1lPCLpR
Dee Ann Greenlaw Royce The more things appear to change the more they are the same! Change name, but not the game!
Paul Berney Does Don Trump now or ever had connections with Russian politicians or oligarchs?
Carol Evans Mullen Patricia DeWitt
Eileen Sussman Waxman To me, the real issue here is that this is history our schools are not teaching our children. We get illiterate politicians because we have an illiterate populace.
Julie Trowbridge-Alford I agree with Eileen. This was 66 years ago but it could be happening now.
Happy birthday today to Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize winner, author, and activist. We were honored that Walker (on right in photo) participated in a Zinn Education Project Rethinking Schools role play about the U.S. Mexico War at the dedication for the Zinn papers at the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives. (See more photos and a story about the event where Walker introduced our session and was a keynote speaker: http://bit.ly/1nZerAF) Read about Walker's memories of Howard Zinn in "Saying goodbye to my friend Howard Zinn" in The Boston Globe: http://bit.ly/190ra2u and listen to her interviews on Democracy Now! http://bit.ly/190rcr6
Anne Havisham Alice Walker is--- has always been--- a good reason to live.
Sherry Wohlfarth Karina Branch
Mary Folkard Alice Walker is one of my Sheroes. Love to her. She is a beautiful powerful soul.
Kenni Davies Happy Birthday Ms. Walker. You are one of my favorite authors.
#tdih You've heard of the Kent State Massacre and maybe the Jackson State massacre. But have you heard of the Orangeburg massacre? On Feb. 8, 1968, eight seconds of police gunfire left three young men dying and at least 27 wounded on the campus of SC State College. All of the students were African-American— most shot in the back when the state police fired without warning following a protest against segregation at the local bowling alley. An activist with minimal involvement in the protest, Cleveland Sellers, was arrested for inciting a riot and sentenced to a year in prison. Now president of Voorhees College, he was the only person from either side to do time. For more info, see the powerful documentary film Scarred Justice (California Newsreel) and read more here: http://bit.ly/KvakVD Image: The three young men who were murdered: Samuel Hammond, Henry Smith, both SCSU students, and Delano Middleton, a student at Wilkinson High School.
Leela Fireside May their memories challenge us to be brave
Gary Isom Spencer We need the logic of Howard Zinn now more than ever before.
PA Miller History is knowledge!
Barbara Stanley I have. Taught school in Orangeburg for 6 years in predominantly black school. My students taught me a lot of things.
Lucye Millerand Giancarlo Tello, here's a college movie for your class. Also🎂
Nellie Cope Vance I heard about it through the local PBS programming here in SC. Thank goodness for educational programs like PBS 🙌
Jordan P Bailey Have you heard of this local SC history, Bethany Perkins?
David Hill I had no idea.
Donna Dean Time to never Forget and never let this to happen any more.
Elle Mic Please pass this on.
Elle Mic Thank goodness for Howard Zinn project!
Billie Messex On the left looks like a relative of John Legend
Troy D. Moten Had never heard of it.
Allison Harris- Caribbean Rose https://youtu.be/dS_WfqYGXFc
Gretchen Bailey Thank you for helping us remember
Ailine Helms Do I think America is so innocent - here is one reason why I say no.
Rafe Husain These are the people who made America great.
Aleyne Larner Is this what the current Administration means to make America great again?
Char Davis So sick and saddened.. I can't get my head around this!!!
Bethany Perkins Never heard if it Jordan P Bailey. I know a lot of NC history (Wilmington race riots of 1898, Woolworth's civil rights sit in and Greensboro Massacre of 1979), but I don't know much SC history. Knowing what I do of the Orangeburg area, not at all shocked. Turned down a job in Sumter once.
Daniel Braun It says ZINN at the top of this, so I am just going to assume it's bullshit and move on.
Kris Kincade I'm deeply ashamed to say that I do not remember hearing about this in the 60s.
Debra Anderson I had not heard about this. That is so sad. Racist people are still here today.
Julia Archer Miller They protest and are murdered. These days they can protest, block traffic, set fires, break windows and it ok
“This crusade [to teach Black history] is much more important than the anti-lynching movement, because there would be no lynching if it did not start in the schoolroom.” -- Carter G. Woodson On Feb. 7, 1926, Woodson, initiated the first celebration of "Negro History Week" which led to Black History Month – to extend and deepen the study and scholarship on African American history, all year long. Learn about the history of Black History Month from an article from ASALH: Association for the Study of African American Life and History on the link below. Find resources for teaching Black history, all year long, here: http://bit.ly/2jXWmK1
This crusade is much more important than the anti-lynching movement, because there would be no lynching if it did not start in the schoolroom. —Carter G. Woodson On Feb. 7, 1926, Carter G. Wood…
Leslie Yamshon Please educate.
Stephen Stephenson What a wonderful story, please continue.
Angela Hunter Awesome
Brian Iturralde Hahaha! Love this quote "He railed against the “ignorant spellbinders” who addressed large, convivial gatherings and displayed their lack of knowledge about the men and their contributions to history." in light of Trump's ignorant comments about Frederick Douglass.
Join us for the next Why We Can't Wait: Critical and Courageous Conversations session, "Educators, Students and Parents as Organizers and Change Agents for Social Justice", on Wednesday, February 8th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Baruch College - Anita Newman Vertical Campus 14th Floor Conference Room (5...
Lorraine Sweet Oya Amakisi
Michelle Tovar Any chance this event will be recorded or live via social media?
#tdih On Feb. 6, 1943 the U.S. government required the (at least) 110,000 dispossessed Japanese Americans forcibly held in internment camps to answer loyalty surveys. See the full loyalty survey here: http://bit.ly/WQD5TL Learn about those who resisted, the No-no Boys in this article: http://encyclopedia.densho.org/No-no_boys/ Learn about another story of resistance, the resistance to the draft by people at Heart Mountain in the film called Conscience and the Constitution: http://bit.ly/1DkuYHp Artwork by Wendy Maruyama, see more here: http://bit.ly/1DkuXmT
Mira Shimabukuro Great materials. But note that Conscience and the Constitution is about the Heart Mountain draft resistance, not the No-no Boys, who answered "no-no" to these questions on the Loyalty Questionnaire. These were two different sets of resisters, who only partially overlapped.
#tdih On Feb. 5, 1866, Congressman Thaddeus Stevens offered an amendment to the Freedmen's Bureau Bill to authorize the distribution of public land and confiscated land to freedmen and loyal refugees in forty acre lots. The measure was defeated in the House by a vote of 126 to 37. Also, a Black delegation, led by Frederick Douglass, called on President Andrew Johnson and urged ballots for people who had been enslaved. The meeting ended when Johnson reiterated his opposition to Black suffrage. This is a vital period of history to explore with students. How would conditions in the U.S. be different today if land had been distributed to those who had created the wealth? The Zinn Education Project offers lessons and other resources for teaching outside the textbook about the Reconstruction Era: https://zinnedproject.org/materials/reconstructing-south-role-play/ Images from the Library of Congress. #TeachReconstruction
Joan Âû Horton I'm hearing more and more about him. 😀
John Schaefer Well, he's doing an amazing job!
Michael Knepler Look for Frederick Douglass when you visit Maryland's Eastern Shore. http://pilotonline.com/life/travel/go-a-driving-tour-of-frederick-douglass-related-sites-in/article_feebd51c-8578-5164-9bbd-7ca99bdc105e.html
On the link below are just a few of the countless massacres in history: The 1910 Slocum Massacre: An Act of Genocide in East Texas, Tulsa massacre, Wounded Knee Massacre, No Gun Ri massacre, Tlatelolco massacre, Ludlow Massacre, Wilmington massacre of 1898, and more. There is also a link to an article from Indian Country Today Media Network about a massacre in Bowling Green, NY in 1643. Many of these, such as the massacre in Slocum, Texas, have only recently been acknowledged with markers and public events after widespread campaigns.