Tell Us Your Black Lives Matter at School Stories!
Please tell us about your experiences during the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action. We encourage you to jot down reflections, quotes from students, and share any student work or photos if possible.

In appreciation for your time, every classroom story will receive a free children's book and/or copy of the New York Times 1619 Project booklet.
Explore D.C. Area History During Black History Month and Beyond
Saturday dance party in Community Park West. (c) Nancy Shia
Local History Resources

We share with you five websites that can be used to introduce local D.C. area history to your students. The first two sites were developed by Teaching for Change.
Story of the Virginia Interscholastic Association (VIA)
In the 1950’s, the VIA provided opportunities to African-American high schools that were otherwise inaccessible due to racial, social, and economic barriers.
Out My Window by Nancy Shia
For 40 years, Nancy Shia took countless photos from her window in Columbia Heights. Check out the collections on gentrification, the Latino Festival, and more.
Black Power in Washington, D.C. 1961-1998
This new website maps out the origins of the movement and highlights stories of Black activism in DC from 1961 to 1998.
Mapping Segregation
A public history project documenting the racially restrictive housing covenants in Washington, D.C.
D.C. Spark
Photo archives of the Washington Area Spark, a monthly newspaper published from 1971-73.
Upcoming Events
February 22, 7:00PM
Maya Astronomy and Mathematics—Yesterday and Today
This teacher webinar, hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, will focus on the ways in which the Maya have used the sun to track time for thousands of years.
March 17, 4:00PM
A Call to Action: Chicano Graphics Workshop for Teachers
In this teacher workshop, hosted by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, participants will use Project Zero's JusticexDesign framework to explore the ways in which Chicanx printmakers have used satire, portraiture, appropriation, and other strategies to shape perceptions of identity, spur political activism, and challenge historical narratives.
Free Books
Moving North
Box Set of 28
Edited by Keith Warner and Catherine Sunshine
The Dominican Republic
Box Set of 28
Edited by Anne Gallin, Ruth Glasser and Jocelyn Santana
We need to clear out of our storage unit, so we are offering these books to you for free – just pay the price of shipping.
If you are in the D.C. area, pick them up at our office.
Suggestion: Order a box and place copies in Little Free Libraries.

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