Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power

The University of Maryland is hosting in-person event with Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee veterans and a screening of clips from Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power about the fight for voting rights and Black Power in Lowndes County, Alabama.
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The History of Black Music — A Love Supreme

On March 4, 2024, award-winning musicologist and music historian Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr. will discuss his book Who Hears Here?: On Black Music, Pasts and Present. This session is part of the Zinn Education Project’s Teach the Black Freedom Struggle online people’s history series.
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Book Bans Threaten Public Education

In 2023, not only are books being banned, but also the right to teach about racism and LGBTQI identity — essentially placing thousands more titles off limits. The official lists of banned books are a drop in the bucket.
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The Condemnation of Blackness: Lies We’re Told About Crime

Historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad joined educators Jesse Hagopian and T. J. Whitaker to talk about his book, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America. This session was part of the Zinn Education Project’s Teach the Black Freedom Struggle online people’s history series.
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Teaching Media Literacy on Palestine and Israel

Journalist and author Norman Solomon joined Rethinking Schools editor and high school teacher Jesse Hagopian to discuss how Solomon’s book, War Made Invisible: How America Hides the Human Toll of Its Military Machine, relates to coverage of current events in Palestine and Israel, and strategies for teaching media literacy.
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Climate Emergency: Media Silence Compounds the Risk

This year the Earth shattered climate records, and the entanglement of militarism and fossil fuels reveals new atrocities every day. However, Hurricane Otis and other disasters that signal climate emergency receive little to no mainstream media coverage and context.
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