People’s History Sessions at NCSS

The Zinn Education Project team will be at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference in Philadelphia from December 2–4, 2022.

We have a booth in the exhibit area and we are offering a number of workshops, listed below. In the exhibit booth, we’ll have information about our Reconstruction report, the new documentary on Rosa Parks, our Teach Climate Justice campaign, Rethinking Schools books and magazine, Teaching for Black Lives study groups, the Howard Zinn Centennial, and more. Visitors can take a photo with our #TeachTruth frame. There will be a raffle of people’s history books with dozens of chances to win.

Meet Zinn Education Project staff and Rethinking Schools editors. A representative from the Colored Conventions Project will be at our booth with free posters of a mural.

Let us know if you plan to attend. We’d love to meet up with you there.


Friday, December 2

Teaching the Black Freedom Struggle: A Discussion on Reconstruction Education in K-12 Schools

Explore the findings, recommendations, and resources from the 2022 national report Erasing the Black Freedom Struggle: How State Standards Fail to Teach the Truth About Reconstruction.

10:45 AM 11:15 AM  Marriott Franklin 11 (4th Floor)

What We Don’t Learn About the Black Panther Party

The history of the Black Panther Party holds vital lessons for today’s movements to confront racism and police violence — yet textbooks either misrepresent or minimize the significance of the Panthers.

2:30 PM 3:30 PM

Exhibit Booths 300 and 302 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday, December 3

How Red Lines Built White Wealth: Housing Segregation in the 20th Century

Explore story-rich curriculum on the 20th-century housing policies that bankrolled white capital accumulation while halting Black social mobility — and contributed to the absurd injustice of the modern wealth gap.

11:10 AM 12:10 PM Conv Ctr 103B

Who Ended Slavery? How the Enslaved Resisted

Explore the myriad ways enslaved people resisted their enslavement in an activity designed to understand and celebrate enslaved people’s resourceful and heroic defiance of the system of slavery.

11:10 AM 12:10 PM Conv Ctr 103A

Exhibit Booths 300 and 302 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Additional Exhibits and Presenters

Also in the exhibit area will be our colleagues from Seven Stories Press, Beacon Press, Haymarket Books, Teach Rock, and the Right Question Institute.

Featured speakers include Gholdy Muhammad, Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Juan Gonzalez, Heather McGhee, Yohuru Williams, LaGarrett King, Anna Malaika Tubbs, and Matthew R. Kay.

Colleagues who are presenting include Tiffany Mitchell Patterson, Chris Seeger, Mark Kissling, Ismael Jimenez, Debbie Wei, Yianella Blanco, Camika Royal, Denise Woltering, and more.

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