Civil rights

A stained glass window depicts the University Greys, a group of Ole Miss students who left school to fight in the Confederate Army. They suffered 100 percent casualties.

A university grapples with its links to slavery and racism

Ole Miss puts plaques acknowledging injustices committed by slave-owning ‘heroes’ near buildings named for confederate leaders, but students want more

OPINION: Why Thomas Jefferson would be proud of Florida’s students

Informed citizenship is the reason we created public schools in America

Students conduct a protest during at Franklin Field on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Teachers, how does it feel to be oppressors?

A teacher literally stepped on children to “teach” them about slavery

Carter G. Woodson in an undated photograph. In 1926, he originated the celebration of Black History Week and is the author of 16 books about African Americans.

When black history isn’t relegated to a single month

Removing misleading stories of white heroism from the history textbooks lifts a veil

The Founder's Library at Howard University in Washington, DC.

If black lives matter, so do historically black colleges and universities

A new film chronicles the history of the institutions that helped uplift civil rights

TEACHER VOICE: It’s time to shatter the silence about race

Five steps toward fostering change

Teaching kids how battles about race from 150 years ago mirror today’s conflicts

Project teaches students ‘triumph, victory and progress, as well as struggle’ during the Reconstruction era after the Civil War


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Domonique Crosby raises her hand in calculus class at George Washington Carver High School.

Held back, but not helped

Louisiana reverses course on its strict policy to hold back students who fail standardized tests. Instead, it will add supports to help them pass.

In the 2015-16 school year, none of the social studies textbooks listed for use in the state’s fourth grade classroom was published before 2005.

History of civil rights movement gets short shrift in Mississippi classrooms

Despite efforts to require lessons on civil rights, outdated textbooks indicate little has changed

Along with demonstrators, supporters of President Donald J. Trump showed up for the opening day of the new civil rights museum; one supporter looks at a list of those who were lynched. 

Never mind Trump’s visit — Mississippi’s new Civil Rights Museum is a real game changer for education

State’s racist history revealed in unsparing detail: ‘It hurts my heart’