I am so excited about the work going on in SFUSD’s Curriculum and Instruction Department! Last week, staff made a presentation to the Curriculum Committee to address curriculum and celebrations of Indigenous history in our district. Systemic problems need systemic answers. Over the past several years, many educators have worked to de-colonize social-studies instruction in […]
History books have improved a lot since my day, but I am sure they still gloss over the fact that our country was built , from its very first days, on the backs of enslaved Africans.
You may know about Alice Walker, as the acclaimed author of The Color Purple. But are you aware of her other work as a poet and essayist and activist?
How did Black History Month come about? Why do we celebrate Black History in February? Is it still relevant today?
This hilarious and to the point SNL skit inspired me to write 28 posts highlighting African-American culture and heritage (roughly one for each day of the month)… Watch the video (below) and then read about why it inspired me to write this series
After months of researching elementary schools, going on tours, and basically talking the issue to death with my husband, we finally got it together to submit our application paperwork for a local SFUSD Kindergarten…. Now what?
“For something like 75% of white Americans. It’s very hard to put BLACK and GOOD together.” – Mahzarin Banaji, Experimental Psychologist. This quote is from a new film airing tonight on KQED.
Black History Month: #7 Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with these kid-friendly videos.
At six years old, Ruby Bridges was the first black child to attend a formerly all-white New Orleans School. Ruby shows that at any age, you can be a role model for courage, forgiveness, and doing what’s right!
Learn about the first Black American to become a bomber pilot: Les Williams. He is also one of the few surviving Tuskegee Airmen.