Teaching Activity. By Renée Watson. 7 pages.
A teacher’s reflection on the power of poetry to spark critical discussion and reflection on current issues of inequality surrounding disaster response in the United States.
Teaching Guide. By Douglas Selwyn and Jan Maher. 2003. 192 pages.
A guide to a different way of teaching history—start from today and keep asking questions.
Teaching Guide. Edited by Elizabeth Marshall and Özlem Sensoy. 2011. 300 pages.
Collection of essays that offer strong critiques and practical teaching strategies about what is “popular” and the messages being communicated by mass media.
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.
Book – Non-fiction. By Mickey Huff and Project Censored. 2013. 288 pages.
Annual collection of news stories that were underreported in the mainstream media.
Book – Non-fiction. By Juan González and Joseph Torres. 2011. 256 pages.
The history of media in the United States, through the lens of race.
Book – Non-fiction. By Simeon Booker with Carol McCabe Booker. 2013. 334 pages.
Chronicle by Simeon Booker, the first full-time African American reporter for the Washington Post and Jet magazine’s White House correspondent, covering half a century of major events that transformed the United States.
Book – Fiction. By Ellen Levine. 2005. 176 pages.
A historical novel for middle school on McCarthyism.
Book – Fiction. By Barbara Wright. 2012. 304 pages.
Historical fiction about an Reconstruction era African American community violently robbed of its freedom and democracy in turn of the century North Carolina.
Film. By Kelly Anderson and Tami Gold. 2001. 30 min.
How Philip Morris has conspired to hook children on tobacco and keep governments from protecting public health.
Film. By Dave Zirin and Jeremy Earp. 2010. 62 minutes.
A documentary based on the bestselling book A People’s History of Sports in the United States, Zirin demonstrates that American sports have long been at the center of some of the major political debates and struggles of our time. For 6th grade to adult.
Profile. By Dernoral Davis.
Medgar Evers (July 2, 1925—June 12, 1963), Civil Rights Movement activist in Mississippi.
Website and radio program.
Daily news radio program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, with voices rarely heard in corporate media.
Archive of the work of Dr. Louis Charles Roudanez, founder of the first Black daily newspaper in the U.S., the New Orleans Tribune, with articles, excerpts, videos, and a timeline.
A digitized collection of the Voice of Industry newspaper, published by young women in Lowell, Mass. from 1845-1848.