Freedom to Teach History Conference in Florida

Flagler College hosts the conference The Freedom to Teach: Confronting Complex Themes in Contested Spaces to bring history and civics educators from a variety of different backgrounds to share their perspectives on and experiences with teaching difficult topics.
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People’s History Banned in Florida

In the face of attempts by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to ban AP African American studies, social justice books, and critical race theory in K–12 schools (and DEI in public colleges), we take a look at stories in Florida history that would be off limits to students.
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Juneteenth: Teaching Outside the Textbook

Juneteenth — June 19th, also known as Emancipation Day — is one of the commemorations of people seizing their freedom from slavery in the United States. Yet, if the right wing has its way, it will be illegal to teach students about Juneteenth.
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Daniel Ellsberg ¡Presente!

The Zinn Education Project mourns the passing of Daniel Ellsberg. Ellsberg’s most famous act — copying and releasing the secret Pentagon Papers history of the war in Vietnam — earned him National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger’s label, “the most dangerous man in America.”
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Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw on Teaching Truthfully About U.S. History

Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw, co-founder and executive director of the African American Policy Forum, joined Cierra Kaler-Jones and Jesse Hagopian of Rethinking Schools to discuss Critical Race Theory and ongoing attempts to ban truthful and honest teaching of history. This session was part of the Zinn Education Project’s Teach the Black Freedom Struggle online people’s history series.
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Spotlight: Prentiss Charney Fellows

Our annual Prentiss Charney fellowship offers support for a cohort of people’s history educator leaders to study, learn, and organize together. We spotlight Prentiss Charney Fellows each month on this page.
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Teach Truth Testimonials

For the third annual national Teach Truth Day of Action, authors are submitting testimonials about why they support the campaign to #TeachTruth and the freedom to learn.    
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