Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action 2019

Black Lives Matter at School is a national coalition of educators organizing for racial justice in schools.

Although there are many ways educators can participate in the week of action (Feb. 4-8, 2019), we hope educators will make a commitment to teach a wide variety of lessons centering Black history and literature.

The Zinn Education ProjectTeaching for Change, and Rethinking Schools can help.


Teach Black History

Lunch Counter Sit In Protest | Zinn Education Project


Teach Books About Black Lives

Black History Books | Zinn Education Project

Find books for your classroom for read-alouds, novel and story units, independent reading, student research, and more.


Teach for Black Lives All Year Long

Teaching For Black Lives - Square | Zinn Education Project Making All Black Lives Matter - Square | Zinn Education Project

Read and teach Rethinking Schools’ book, Teaching for Black Lives and Barbara Ransby’s new book, Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the 21st Century.

  • Start a study group in your union or school
  • Give copies to your department chair, principal, and/or school board
  • Share how you are using the books in your networks and on social media