Teach Truth Days of Action Sites 2023

Here are the Teach Truth Day of Action sites for June of 2023. Most are on June 10, however a few are on other days. Learn about the day of action and add an event for your city.

Note that in addition to the sites listed below, there are actions being planned for Anchorage, Boulder, Easley (South Carolina), East Hazel Crest, Hagerstown, Harmony (Mississippi), Marietta (Georgia), Montpelier, Oakland, Rockville, Upper Marlboro (Maryland), and more cities. Check back for updates.

Montgomery, Alabama 1977 Books, an abolitionist bookstore and community space. June 10, 12 noon – 2:00 pm CT. Hosted by ACLU of Alabama and Learning for Justice.


Los Angeles Ruben F. Salazar Park, the site of the Chicano Moratorium. June 10, 9:00 am – 11:00 am PT. Hosted by ESTE Inc./ Fight Back Collective. Learn more and sign up.

Piedmont Exedra Plaza at Piedmont Park. May 25, 2:50 pm – 4:30 pm PT. Hosted by Piedmont Schools for Social Justice.

Hartford, Connecticut Hartford City Hall. June 10, 12 noon ET. Hosted by the Shoeleather History Project.

Washington, DC African American Civil War Memorial. June 10, 11:00 am ET. Hosted by the DC Area Educators for Social Justice with co-sponsors Critical Exposure; D.C. History Center; DC Unity & Justice Fellowship; EmpowerEd; Little Lights; National Black MBA Association, Inc. Washington, D.C. Chapter; Shout Mouse Press; and The Uncle Devin Show. Learn more and sign up


Fort Lauderdale Stonewall National Museum, Archives, & Library, the largest LGBTQIA+ library in the world. June 10, 12:00 noon ET. Donuts & Conversation. Hosted by the Stonewall National Museum, Archives, & Library.

Rosewood Historical Marker about the Rosewood Massacre. Reading by Lizzie Robinson Jenkins, the 84-year-old founder and president of the Real Rosewood Foundation, Inc. and author of upcoming children’s book on Rosewood. Participants receive free copies of the NYT 1619 Project booklet. June 10, 11:00 am ET. Hosted by Free UF. Learn more and RSVP.

St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Monument and Downtown plaza, 1964 SCLC St. Augustine Movement. Tour led by Dr. Michael Butler. June 10, 12 noon ET.

Stone Mountain, Georgia Stone Mountain Park. June 10, 10:00 am. Hosted by the Stone Mountain Action Coalition, Community Books of Stone Mountain, and Linguistic Justice Collaborative. Learn more and RSVP.


Chicago National Museum of Mexican Art. June 10, 9:00 am – 10:00 am CT. Hosted by United States Hispanic Leadership Institute.

Lynwood June 10, 12 noon CT. Hosted by the IEA Human and Civil Rights Committee.

Iowa City, Iowa College Green Park, near the residence of abolitionists who supported John Brown. June 10. Hosted by UE Local 896 COGS. Learn more and RSVP.


Kansas City Quindaro Township Site. June 10, 11:00 am CT. Hosted by a coalition of groups, including SURJ-KC, Education Core (Showing Up for Racial Justice); BLOC KC (Brothers Liberating Our Communities-Kansas City); NEA-KCK (National Education Association-Kansas City, KS); Equality Kansas, Justice For Wyandotte, Wyandotte High School PTSA, NEA Shawnee Mission Educators for Racial, and Social Justice
Voter Rights Network of Wyandotte County. Learn more and RSVP.

Overland Park Johnson County Community College. June 24, 11:30 am – 1:30pm CT. Hosted by The 802 United. Learn more and RSVP.


New Orleans Plessy v. Ferguson Historical Marker. June 10, 12:00 pm CT. Hosted by Reciprocity Works.

New Orleans Tate, Etienne, Prevost (TEP) Center. June 10, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm CT. Hosted by TEP Center in partnership with the ACLU of Louisiana. Teach-in on LGBTQIA+ history, spotlighting the UpStairs Lounge, with connection to resources from The Historic New Orleans Collection, and inviting participants to share their own stories.

Annapolis, Maryland Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, a cornerstone of Eastport’s African-American community. June 10, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET. Hosted by Showing Up for Racial Justice Annapolis and Anne Arundel County (SURJ3A). Reparative Genealogy Teach-in. Learn more and RSVP.


Boston 375 Blue Hill Ave, former headquarters of Black Panther Party. June 11, 10:30 – 1:30 pm ET. Hosted by the Ethnic Studies Organizing Committee. Teach-in about the history of the Black Panther Party in Boston.

Edgartown Free digital book copy of Borders to Bridges: Arts-Based Curriculum for Social Justice: Belonging, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Sovereignty, Reciprocity to honor the Teach Truth day of action. Offer available from June 3 – June 10. Hosted by Borders to Bridges.

Newton Centre Green. June 10, 10:30 am ET. Bring #TeachTruth signs in support of LGBTQIA youth.

Northampton Sojourner Truth statue. June 10, 10:00 am – 11:30 am ET. David Ruggles Center will lead a tour. In collaboration with the Mount Holyoke College DEI Office.


Ann Arbor University of Michigan (central campus and medical school). June 10, 10:00 am – 12 noon ET.

Lansing Walk on E. Michigan Avenue from the place where the father of Malcolm X, the activist Earl Little, was hit by a streetcar in suspicious circumstances to the Sparrow Hospital where he ultimately died. Learn more and RSVP.


Las Vegas College of Southern Nevada–Campus Life

West Wendover Historic Wendover Airfield Museum. June 10, 12 noon – 1:00pm PT. Hosted by a local teacher.

New Jersey

Newark Harriet Tubman Monument. June 10, Time 12:00 noon – 3:00pm ET. Teach-in, youth poetry performance, and a book giveaway. Hosted by MapSO Freedom School, South Orange-Maplewood Education Association, and the Radical Pedagogy Institute.

Princeton Battle Monument that celebrates George Washington. The Teach Truth event will connect Washington and Princeton’s history of slavery with current attacks on teaching such history. Bring your favorite banned books. June 10, 10:00 am ET. Learn more and RSVP.

Williamstown Pfeiffer Community Center. June 10, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET. Hosted by Betty Deaton Literacy Foundation and Kitabu Kings & Queens Reading Group. Participants will bring a book to discuss and share what has inspired them to be racial justice advocates.

More locations across the state including: Howe House in Montclair; T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center and Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank; TBD in Morristown. Hosted by the Radical Pedagogy Institute.

Albuquerque, New Mexico Bookworks. June 10, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Banned books display and photo booth to raise awareness of the threat to everyone’s freedom to read and learn, in solidarity with communities around the country.

New York

Brooklyn Hattie Carthan Playground. June 10, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET. Banned book nook with story time, poster/sign making stations, poetry readings. Hosted by Arts & Letters 305 United Educators, Students & Caregivers GSA and Rainbow Room.

Hempstead Online discussion via Zoom. June 10, 10:00 am – 12 noon ET. Francesca López, Alan Singer, and Jeremy Young will discuss Critical Race Theory and DEI. Following the video, participants discuss strategies for responding to attacks on Critical Race Theory and DEI. Learn more and RSVP.

New York City Stonewall Inn. June 10, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET. Teach-in on LGBTQIA+ history followed by time to socialize at the Stonewall. Hosted by Roots to Revolution. Learn more and RSVP. Roots to Revolution is also offering a 3-session online course, Queer in America: A History of Activism and Solidarity.

Reidsville, North Carolina Historical markers for the U.S. Supreme Court case of Griggs vs. Duke Power Company at the Museum and Archives of Rockingham County (MARC). Event hosted already, photos to be posted soon.

Salem, Ohio Waterworth Memorial Park. June 3, 1:00 pm. Hosted by Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past. Learn more and RSVP.


Philadelphia President’s House, Independence Mall. June 10 at 1:00 pm. Hosted by Black Lives Matter Week of Action Philly, Zinn Education Project, Melanated Educators Collective, and the Gumbo Lab. Learn more and RSVP.

Pittsburgh The Jim Fischerkeller Library, at the Pittsburgh Equality Center (PEC). Hosted by the PEC.

Providence, Rhode Island Rochambeau Library. June 10, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Hosted by TeachTruth RI and the Rochambeau Library.

South Carolina

Fort Mill George Fish School, the site of Fort Mill’s longest operating school for African Americans. June 10, 12 noon – 1:00 pm ET.

St. Helena Island The Penn School, one of the first schools for formerly enslaved people — a National Historic Landmark District and part of Reconstruction Era National Park. June 10, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm ET.

Nashville, Tennessee EdCoLab (around the corner from Fort Negley). Hosted by the Educators’ Cooperative. June 10, Time TBD.


Houston Buffalo Bayou Park, near the Dandelion Fountain. June 10, 10:00 am – 11:30 am CT.

Waco Suspension Bridge. June 10, Time TBD. Hosted by WACO Friends of the Climate.

Ogden, Utah Main Library. June 10, 10:30 am – 11:30 am MT. Hosted by the Zinn Education Project and Ogden NAACP. Teach banned book display, photo booth, and an invitation to join a banned book club.

Richmond, Virginia Sacred African Burial Grounds in Shockoe Bottom. June 10, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm ET. Hosted by National Black Lives Matter at School, Virginia Education Association, National Education Association, Richmond Public Library and local bookstores. Learn more and RSVP.


Bainbridge Island Historical Museum. June 10, Time TBD. Hosted by the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum and the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial.

Bellevue Library. June 10, 2:00 – 4:00 pm PT. Hosted by the Washington Association for the Education of Young Children (WAEYC).

Bremerton Moments in Bremerton. June 10, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PT. Hosted by Kitsap IWW. Interactive booths, activities, and lessons to be learned for all ages. Learn more and RSVP.

Seattle Washington Hall. June 10. Hosted by the Seattle Student Union, NAACP Youth Council, WAESN Youth Advisory Board, also students of Seattle Public Schools, and more. June 10, 3:00 – 5:00 pm PT. Learn more.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Cathedral Square Park, near the historical marker honoring Joshua Glover. June 10, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm CT.



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