Civil rights

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

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Despite efforts to require lessons on civil rights, outdated textbooks indicate little has changed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

Segregation in Steel Valley: How these Pittsburgh-area elementary students are separated by race and academic performance

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Sinking to knees, Mrs Mamie Bradley weeps as body of slain son, Emmett Louis Till, 14 arrives at Chicago Rail Station.

Mississippi’s darkest days on display in new museums

New Civil Rights Museum goes where public schools, textbooks don’t

It’s time our educational institutions instilled some civic-minded values in students

Learning is about more than college readiness, and we ignore that at our peril

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Vivian W. Pinn, M.D., Senior Scientist Emerita NIH, speaks at the dedication ceremony of a building renamed Pinn Hall in her honor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, VA. 

Removing racist monuments is about making history, not erasing it

We need to memorialize more statues of trailblazers such as physician Vivian Pinn

San Quentin inmate Anthony Anderson holds the essay he wrote, addressing future students in the program's English classes.

What does college look like in prison?

Educational courses in prison can lower recidivism rates

Civil Rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, August 1964.

OPINION: Fannie Lou Hamer survived a prison beating, taught black people their rights and stood up to a president

So why don’t more students know about this Mississippi Civil Rights heroine?

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