Youth Rising Panel on May 18

Invitation to a panel with high school student organizers from the Mid-Atlantic to the Midwest, from the Northeast to the Deep South to share their struggles and discuss their strategies for resistance.
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Kelly Lytle Hernández on the 1910 Mexican Revolution

On Monday, June 6, 2022, author Kelly Lytle Hernández will speak about the magonistas, a group of agitators who challenged Mexican dictator Porfirio Díaz in the early 20th century. This session is part of the Zinn Education Project’s Teach the Black Freedom Struggle online people’s history series.
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Kidada E. Williams on “Seizing Freedom”

On Monday, May 9, 2022, author Kidada E. Williams will speak with Jesse Hagopian about two seasons of Seizing Freedom, a Black history podcast that tells stories “drawn from archives of voices from American history that have been muted time and time again.” This session is part of the Zinn Education Project’s Teach the Black Freedom Struggle online people’s history series.
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Johanna Fernández on the Young Lords

On Monday, April 25, 2022, historian Johanna Fernández spoke about the history of the Young Lords, the Puerto Rican counterpart of the Black Panther Party. This session was part of the Zinn Education Project’s Teach the Black Freedom Struggle online people’s history series.
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Secret Memo From High School Principals

In New York in the late 1960s, students in the Young Lords and the Black Panther Party were considered such a threat to the establishment that an association of high school principals issued a secret memo about “limits of permissible dissent.”
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The People’s History They Don’t Want Our Students to Know

Beginning now, once a month, the Zinn Education Project will shine a light on the kind of people’s history teaching that the right wing seeks to suppress — and that we hope to spread. Judge for yourself: “indoctrination” or an exploration of key moments of U.S. history, which can help students think more clearly about their society?
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Howard Zinn Centennial

The year 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of Howard Zinn’s birth on August 24, 1922, in Brooklyn. Although Howard died in 2010, his work continues to inform and inspire educators around the world.
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Teach the Black Freedom Struggle Class Anniversary

On the two-year anniversary of Zinn Education Project’s Teach the Black Freedom Struggle online classes, we express our appreciation to the educators, scholars, students, organizers, and advocates for teaching people’s history who made the series such a balm in hard times.
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Mississippi Teachers Speak Out

When Gov. Reeves proposed a precursor to his anti-history education bill two years ago, we offered people’s history books to Mississippi teachers. Their statements expose Reeves’ lies and also the type of teaching the law is actually designed to suppress.
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Teaching Reconstruction in South Carolina

South Carolina teachers participated in the first state-based workshop on the release of "Erasing the Black Freedom Struggle: How State Standards Fail to Teach the Truth About Reconstruction." It was hosted by the Penn Center, the Zinn Education Project, and the International African American Museum.
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One Year Anniversary of Teach Truth Pledge

In March of 2021, as right wing politicians and media outlets scaled up their attacks on educators’ most basic responsibility — to teach young people accurately and truthfully — the Zinn Education Project launched a #TeachTruth pledge.
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Free Copy of Vanguard for Your Voting Rights Teaching Story

We are offering free copies of Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All by Martha S. Jones to teachers who share their experience with teaching any of the three lessons in "Who Gets to Vote? Teaching About the Struggle for Voting Rights in the United States."
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