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The Voting Rights Act: Ten Things You Should Know | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

The Voting Rights Act: Ten Things You Should Know

October 27, 2016
With the 2016 presidential election in the news, we share this article by Emilye Crosby and Judy Richardson, “The Voting Rights Act: Ten Things You Should Know.” Crosby and Richardson discuss key points in the history of the 1965 Voting Rights Act missing from most textbooks. We also share a segment from Democracy Now! on voting rights today.
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Abolish Columbus Day Campaign

September 20, 2016
In solidarity with Indigenous peoples throughout the world, the Zinn Education Project has joined the campaign to Abolish Columbus Day. Celebrating Columbus means celebrating colonialism, celebrating racism, celebrating genocide. It’s time that instead we paid tribute to the people who were here first, who are still here, and who are leading the struggle for a sustainable planet.
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A Letter to You from Myla Kabat-Zinn

August 8, 2016
Dear Friends: As Howard Zinn’s daughter, I want to share with you how excited I am to know that more and more students across the country are learning people’s history in school, thanks to their teachers and the Zinn Education Project.
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The Voting Rights Act: Ten Things You Should Know | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

The Voting Rights Act: Ten Things You Should Know

August 6, 2016
This month marks the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act being signed into law. In this article, “The Voting Rights Act: Ten Things You Should Know,” Emilye Crosby and Judy Richardson, write: "Together with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act ended most legal forms of white supremacy. Although this was important, it did not end all forms of racial discrimination, many of which were—and are—embedded in the structures of our society."
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“We Will Not Be Part of this Unjust, Immoral, and Illegal War”: Remembering the Fort Hood Three

June 30, 2016
By Derek Seidman Fifty years ago today, on June 30, 1966, dozens of people assembled in the basement auditorium of the Community Church in mid-town Manhattan for a big announcement. All of them gathered to hear the words of three soldiers, Privates David Samas and Dennis Mora, and Private First Class James A. Johnson. The G.I.’s convened the press conference to perform a bold act: they intended to refuse their orders to go fight.
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60,000 Registered Teachers Teaching Outside the Textbook | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

A Community of People’s History Teachers Grows

May 24, 2016
This month, we reached the milestone of 60,000 teachers teaching outside the textbook. Each year, the Zinn Education Project grows by an average of 10,000 teachers. Why are so many teachers signing up to use people’s history lessons from the Zinn Education Project? Here’s just a few of the many reasons we’ve heard.
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Portland Passes Climate Resolution | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

School District Abandons Climate Denial

May 20, 2016
By Bill Bigelow In what may be a first in the nation, this week the Portland, Oregon school board passed a sweeping “climate justice” resolution that commits the school district to “abandon the use of any adopted text material that is found to express doubt about the severity of the climate crisis or its roots in human activity.”
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History Lesson Sheds Light on Racism Today

April 19, 2016
"The Color Line" lesson by Rethinking Schools editor Bill Bigelow is featured in a Washington Post article today called "How American oligarchs created the concept of race to divide and conquer the poor" by Courtland Milloy Jr.
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New Teaching Activities on Civil Rights, Economics, and Foreign Policy | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

New Teaching Activities on Foreign Policy, Civil Rights, and Economics

March 28, 2016
From Brussels to Lahore, from Syria to the Trump campaign, the world can seem an increasingly chaotic and scary place. More than ever, teachers need people’s history resources to help students ask deep and critical questions—and to surface the grassroots activism for justice that is always there, but too often buried in the official curriculum.
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Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality (Teaching Guide) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

New Teaching Guide from Rethinking Schools

March 22, 2016
The latest book from Rethinking Schools is Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality that addresses questions including: How do you respond when a child asks, “Can a girl turn into a boy?” What if your daughter brings home school books with sexist, racist stories? What does “queering the curriculum” look like? What’s wrong with “anti-bullying” policies? What are alternatives?
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Henry Kissinger Is No Friend of Humanity

February 12, 2016
Did you see the Democratic debate last night? Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger became a point of contention. We can take this opportunity to introduce students to Kissinger. It was Kissinger who famously called anti-Vietnam War activist and whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg "the most dangerous man in America."
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Rethinking Presidents’ Day | Black History Month

February 12, 2016
FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER | Missing from Presidents' Day: The People They Enslaved | Time to Tell the Truth About Slavery at Mount Vernon | Rethinkin’ Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation | Stripmining Black History Month | Tremendous Growth in 2015 | Upcoming conferences
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