Black History Month

January 26, 2022

In honor of Black History Month, consider these lessons on everything from the story of Black farmers to the history of voter suppression.

January 12, 2022

A collection of classroom activities to explore the life, ideas, and strategies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 1, 2021

Black history isn't just for February. Here, some perspectives on teaching Black history - and suggested activities for any time of the year. 

June 19, 2020

Meyer Levin Middle School principal George Patterson writes in Chalkbeat about how his awe-inspiring school puts students at the center of Juneteenth.

March 4, 2020

Reflections on a Black Lives Matter at School symposium

February 9, 2020

Ella Baker, who helped build many of the most important organizations of the civil rights movement, defied traditional gender roles. She deprioritized charismatic leadership from above and instead empowered people to take charge of their own struggles for freedom. 

February 7, 2018

Collected lessons for teaching Black History Month, primarily for high school and middle school.

February 6, 2018

Black History Month was our excuse for asking our co-worker Daniel Coles, who is coordinating Morningside Center’s racial equity initiatives, to share some books he recommends to educators to raise our awareness on issues related to race.  Behold the list below, in alphabetical order by author!   

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February 28, 2017

In this lesson, students will reflect on the value of knowing American history, practice their research and writing skills, and learn more about the abolitionist Frederick Douglass.   

February 25, 2017

This lesson explores how, historically and today, love combined with nonviolent action has helped people fight injustice and work towards what Dr. King referred to as "the beloved community."