Article. By Chloë Myers and Hank Bersani Jr. Rethinking Schools, Winter 2008/09.
A guide for analyzing children’s books for prejudice by able-bodied and able-minded people toward people with disabilities.
Overview with links to articles, books, primers, films, and websites about the Attica Prison Uprising for the classroom.
Article. By Chloë Myers-Hughes and Hank Bersani Jr. Winter 2009-10.
The authors of “10 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Ableism” look at what Caldecott winners tell young children about disability.
Article. Bob Herbert. Jacobin Magazine. 2013.
A critique of the “feel good” and “sentimental stick figure” mis-representations of Nelson Mandela and Dr. King in mass media.
Article. By Mickey Z.
History of the 1932 Bonus Expeditionary Force (BEF) or Bonus Army.
Article. Talk by Charles E. Cobb Jr. on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. January 15, 2017.
Article. By Bill Fletcher Jr. 2013. If We Knew Our History Series.
Remembered for Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the 1963 March on Washington has a richer and more complicated history. Fletcher reminds us it also included the demand: for jobs.
Article. By Manlio Argueta. From Cuzcatlán, Donde bate la mar del sur.
An excerpt from a novel of historical fiction about the impact of an export economy on peasants in El Salvador.
Article. By Jefferson Morley.
“Star-Spangled Banner” songwriter Francis Scott Key opposed abolitionists and free speech in his role as district attorney of the city of Washington.
Article. By Howard Zinn. From Chapter 6 of You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train.
Zinn describes the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) voting rights campaign called Freedom Day in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Article in PDF. By Jean-Bertrand Aristide. 5 pages.
An essay on the impact of globalization, with the story of Haiti as an example.
Article. By Alison Kysia. 2013.
History of a little-known student resistance movement against McCarthyism and censorship.
Article. By Mahtowin Munro.
Campaign guidelines from the organizer of a successful effort to abolish Columbus Day and establish Indigenous Peoples Day in Cambridge, Mass.
Article. Interview of Howard Zinn by Bill Moyers. 2009. 11 pages.
Book excerpt of Howard Zinn on The People Speak and a range of topics in U.S. history and contemporary issues.
Article. By Robert J. Helfenbein and Rose A. Jackson. Indiana University. 2013.
Introduction to a special edition of “International Journal of Social Education” by scholars presenting and discussing perspectives on the important influences of Howard Zinn to education, history, and citizenship.
Article. By Bill Bigelow. 2014. If We Knew Our History Series.
The Koch brothers spend hundreds of millions of dollars buying politicians who support their fossil fuel interests. This exposé shows how the Kochs also funnel millions to influence the social studies curriculum.
Article. By Clyde Kennard. 1959.
Letter to the editor the Hattiesburg American about race and integration.
Article. By Derrick Alridge. 2006. 25 pages.
Critique of textbook representation of Martin Luther King Jr. as messiah, embodiment of the Civil Rights Movement, and a moderate.
Article. By Hasan Kwame Jeffries.
History and significance of the Lowndes County Freedom Organization.