Virginia Teachers Talk Civil Rights and Social Justice at Inaugural Institute

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 00:00 -- mes3xg

Twenty educators from across Virginia gathered at the University of Virginia for an intensive five-day institute exploring civil rights and social justice in the classroom. With a focus on teachers during the American civil rights movement of the 1960s, the week’s conversations also expanded to include last August’s white supremacist marches in Charlottesville, hip-hop as social commentary, the true meaning of activism and more. The inaugural institute was part of “Teachers in the Movement,” an oral history research project housed in UVA’s Curry School of Education. It was co-sponsored by the Curry School’s Center for Race and Public Education in the South. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Laura Hoxworth)