Booker T. Washington: Black History Month Hero

The story of how Booker T. Washington brought education to the South is now being told by Stephanie Deutsch’s latest book: YOU NEED A SCHOOLHOUSE. An important turning point for Civil Rights, African Americans, Education, and the South, the Rosenwald Schools,...

African-American History Curriculum

A new African-American History curriculum is underway in Buffalo schools, and the challenge is to present a more accurate and thorough picture of the history of Africa and African-Americans than has been previous provided in social studies classes. Nearly half the...

How Black History is Taught Today

Teachers and historians are evaluating how black history is taught today.  While textbooks and class materials are more inclusive than they have been in the past, interweaving black history with American history, there is still some  need for teachers to use their...

Students and Songwriters Tell Stories of History

The story of their own area is being told through a collaboration as students and songwriters team up to tell stories of history. At Sandy Spring Friends school, fourth graders are learning about local history through a program called “In my Backyard, Geographies of...