Class 6: Whitewashing US History

Below is the recording of Class 6  The recordings are divided into different sections.  Please email peoplesschooldc@gmail.com if you notice any issues with the recordings or any broken or deadlinks. 

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Agenda

1. Introduction to Racism and White Privilege Course and Setting Context
2. Introduction to Whitewashing US History
3. Brief History of US Education
4. Whitewashing US History
5. The Lost Cause of the Confederacy Movement
6. Black History, Radical Historians, and Critical Race Theory
7. 21st Century Curriculum Battles
8. Modern Efforts to “Unwhitewash”
9. Resources and Ways to Get Involved

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1. Introduction to Racism and White Privilege Course and Setting Context

(Same Introduction every week)

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2. Introduction to Whitewashing US History

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3. Brief History of US Education

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4. Whitewashing US History

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5. The Lost Cause of the Confederacy Movement

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6. Black History, Radical Historians, and Critical Race Theory

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7. 21st Century Curriculum Battles

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8. Modern Efforts to “Unwhitewash”

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7. Resources and Ways to Get Involved

Projects

  • 1619 Project
    • New York Times project in 2019 lead by Nikole Hannah-Jones in 2019
    • Read all articles here:theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/1619-project-list-of-articles/
  • Equal Justice Initiative
    • Nonprofit that challenges racial injustice through many ways including capturing black history in US
    • org
  • The Zinn Project
    • supports the teaching of people’s history in classrooms across the country
    • zinnedproject.org
  • Teaching for Change
    • provides teachers and parents with the social justice educational tools and opportunities
    • teachingforchange.org
  • Teaching Tolerance
    • A project of the SPLC for educators teaching diversity, equity and justice
    • tolerance.org/
  • Olivia Balcos: Decolonizing Environmental Education
  • People’s School of DC
    • A volunteer cooperative organizing and connecting people to social justice education and resources in DC
    • org

Readings

  • The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter Godwin Woodson
  • Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880 by W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen
  • What is Radical History? by Howard Zinn
  • People’s History of United States by Howard Zinn
  • Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement by Kimberle Crenshaw and Neil Gotanda
  • Equal Justice Initiative Reports “Lynching in America” and “Segregation in America”
  • People’s School of DC: Anti-Racism Reading Recommendations
    • wordpress.com/anti-racism-book-recommendations/

(Same every week)

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