• Summary

  • Teachers in the Movement is an oral history project that explores teachers’ ideas and pedagogy inside and outside the classroom during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. The Teachers in the Movement podcast features the voices and stories of teachers throughout the South as well as practical advice and ideas for teachers, parents and citizens who want to talk about race and democracy.
    2021 Teachers in the Movement
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  • May 17 2022

    Mr. Edward Newton grew up in South Carolina in the 40s and 50s. After High School and serving in the military, he followed in his mother's footsteps and became a teacher and then an administrator. In this episode he talks about his mother's creativity in the classroom, his upbringing, and why he got his graduate degree in New York City.

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    27 mins
  • Apr 19 2022

    Ms. Lillian Carter never planned to be a teacher. Just before finishing college, her mother asked her to sign up for student teaching and she never looked back. In this episode she talks about planning a trip for her students following the Underground Railroad, her unconventional student teaching experience, and her commitment to showing her students love.

    Find your local Association for Study of African American Life and Culture (ASAHL) https://asalh.org

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    29 mins
  • Mar 15 2022

    Judith Anderson was destined for international experiences. After spending a few years living in Germany and traveling all over Europe with her husband during his military deployment, Judith Anderson moved back to Virginia and shared those experiences with the students in her French class. In addition to teaching the language, Mrs. Anderson worked to broaden her students horizons and give them a global perspective in the midst of a fraught desegregation process in the Richmond city schools. In addition to her service as a teacher, Mrs. Anderson also discusses her distinguished career as a public servant, serving as Legislative Aide to the first Black governor of Virginia, Douglas Wilder, and in subsequent gubernatorial administrations. 

    You can read Dr. Carmen Foster’s dissertation "Tension, Resistance, and Transition: School Desegregation in Richmond's North Side, 1960-63” Here: Carmen_F_Foster_Dissertation_May2014.pdf 

    Listen to the Gary Flowers Morning show https://www.garylflowers.com  Monday Through Friday From 9 to 11 a.m. on WREI 101.3 FM

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    42 mins

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