DANA NELSON

Seeking justice through education has been my goal through my nearly 25 years in education, and I have not seen a more compelling and comprehensive resource as the Zinn Education Project.  I find it not only personally informative and challenging to perspectives congruent only with Western historical contexts, especially in the context of the lesser-known story of the Black Panther Party.  I find that the information I am able to share in school and educational settings can also be used with community and civic groups. I love that resources are easily accessible digitally and interactive. Parent groups and my students easily saw their contemporary experiences reflected in the telling of the murders, imprisonment and negative depictions of Black Panther Party members.  It is definitely a history that needs to retold and analyzed through multiple lens such as ethnocultural, historical, economic, and socio-political.