An incredible, informative, collection of essays, articles, analysis, interviews, primary documents and interactive & interdisciplinary teaching aids on civil rights, movement building, and what it means for all of the inhabitants of the planet. With sections on education, economic justice, citizenship, and culture, it connects the African-American Civil Rights Movement to Native American, Latina, Asian-American, gay rights, and international struggles; while highlighting the often-ignored roles of women in social justice movements.. Packed into nearly 600 oversize pages are photographs, songs, statements, and work from the likes of such great writers, historians, and activists as Bill Bigelow, James Loewen, June Jordan, Grace Lee Boggs, Herbert Kohl, Bayard Rustin, Rita Dove, Malcolm X, George Jackson, Ward Churchill, Leonard Peltier, Thurgood Marshall, Gwendolyn Brooks, Elizabeth Martinez, Sonia Sanchez, Eric Foner, Marcus Garvey, Manning Marable, and dozens more. What a treasure trove. And what a vital (and useful) tool.
About the Author
Deborah Menkart is the executive director of Teaching for Change, an organization dedicated to spreading social and economic justice by promoting equity focused teaching materials, providing professional development to teachers, and increasing parent engagement in schools through groundbreaking DC area programs.
Putting the Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching
"Every teacher should read this book, no matter what subject they teach." Cathy Archibald, SNCC veteran and education activist
Winner of the 2004 Philip C. Chinn Multicultural Book Award