Racism and Resistance in the North During the Civil Rights Movement

Did you know that the biggest Civil Rights Movement demonstration of the 1960s happened in New York City?

Did you know that at the same time people were pressing for desegregation in Montgomery and Birmingham, they were doing so in Los Angeles, Milwaukee, and Boston?

On Monday, October 7, 2024, scholar Brian Jones, in conversation with Teaching for Black Lives co-editor Jesse Hagopian, will shed light on the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the North and ways that those stories can be included in the curriculum. This session is in collaboration with the New York City Civil Rights History Project.

Brian P. Jones is the inaugural director of the Center for Educators and Schools of the New York Public Library, and formerly the associate director of Education at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Jones was an elementary school teacher for nine years and earned a PhD in Urban Education at the CUNY Graduate Center. He has contributed to numerous publications, including Black Lives Matter At School: An Uprising for Educational Justice and is the author of The Tuskegee Student Uprising: A History.

These online classes with people’s historians are held at least once a month (generally on Mondays) at 4:00 pm PT / 7:00 pm ET for 90 minutes. In each session, the historian is interviewed by a teacher and breakout rooms allow participants to meet each other in small groups, discuss the content, and share teaching ideas. We designed the sessions for teachers and other school staff. Parents, students, and others are also welcome to participate.

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