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Long-Running Black History Show in a Library Basement

After scanning the timeline of Black history events that was distributed at meetings of the People’s Organization for Progress in Newark, NJ, and realizing that there were many people and events she did not know, Sandra Hayward determined that she…

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Teaching the Hard History of American Slavery

As Black History Month begins, the Southern Poverty Law Center has published a report that “shows our schools are failing to teach the hard history of African enslavement.”  Read the report and take a quiz testing how much you know…

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Film Screening of “Rosenwald,” November 27, 2017

“Rosenwald,” by Aviva Kempner, is a documentary about how Chicago philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, the son of an immigrant peddler who rose to head Sears, partnered with Booker T. Washington to build 5,400 Southern schools in African American communities in the…

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The Best of Nikole Hannah-Jones

“Nikole Hannah-Jones was named a 2017 MacArthur fellow on Wednesday, one of 24 recipients worldwide. The MacArthur board recognized Hannah-Jones, a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, for ‘chronicling the persistence of racial segregation in American society, particularly…

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Reconciling my anti-racist parenting with my kid’s private school education

Having made the decision to send her children to a private rather than public school, white parent Shannon Cofrin Gaggero details how she began to engage her children’s school around issues of race, class and equity, including using the Action…

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