Episodes

4 episodes
  • Ms. Audrey Williams Wrote Local Black History Curriculum

    Jul 14 2021

    Ms. Audrey Williams took the curriculum into her own hands as a teacher in Hampton City Schools in the 1970s. As a social studies teacher, she made sure her students knew that Black history was American history. She also made sure to bring her students into the community and teach them about local black history. From the first enslaved Africans in 1619 to the Underground Railroad sites in Hampton Roads.

    You can learn more about ASALH (The Association for the Study of African American Life and History) here: https://asalh.org 

    Our theme music is Summer Night by Vanilla. You can find their music at vanillabeats.bandcamp.com

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    29 mins
  • Ms. Delores Campbell Taught Reading and Racial Justice with Compassion

    Jun 23 2021

    In this episode, Ms. Delores Campbell recalls her time as the librarian and only African-American educator at Stony Point Elementary School in Albemarle County, Virginia. She talks about the books she chose to read with her very young students and the ways in which she helped them open their minds and encourage their compassion. She also talks about her own educational experiences from being one of the only graduate students of color at UVA's education school to witnessing the Orangeburg Massacre in South Carolina in 1968 while she was an undergraduate student.

    You heard footage from Ruby Bridges’ first day of school at William Franz public school in New Orleans. That was recorded on November 29th 1960 and can be found in the WSB-TV news archive at the University of Georgia.

    You also heard from Harry Floyd, the owner of the segregated bowling alley in Orangeburg, Dr. Benjamin Payton then-president of Benedict College, and a South Carolina State student. They were all recorded in 1968 by WLTX TV news and the clips can be found in archives of the University of South Carolina.

    Reporter Paul Clancy and local NAACP leaders were recorded by WIS 10 News in 1968. That footage is in the WIS archives also at the University of South Carolina.

    You heard Cleveland Sellers reflecting on the Orangeburg massacre. That interview aired on WIS News 10 in 2014.

    You also heard from Ella Baker speaking in 1974 at a solidarity rally in Puerto Rico and Fannie Lou Hamer speaking to the Democratic National Convention in 1964.

    Our theme music is Summer Night by Vanilla. You can find their music at https://vanillabeats.bandcamp.com

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  • Mr. James Wright Developed a Course in Black History in Columbia, SC in the Early 1970s

    Jun 1 2021

    Mr. James Wright created a course in Black Studies at the newly-integrated Eau Claire High School in Columbia South Carolina. He talks about that curriculum, empowering his students through student council, and his own historical and genealogical research.

    View the videos: teachersinthemovement.com/video-library/

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    Listen to all of Malcolm X’s speech the Ballot or the Bullet: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zLQLUpNGsc

    Read “Booker T and WEB” by Dudley Randall: www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47690/…er-t-and-web

    The original 1895 recording of Booker T Washington’s Atlanta Compromise speech: www.loc.gov/exhibits/civil-righ…r-t-washington.html

    You also heard clips of Jesse Jackson’s David and Goliath speech delivered in 1984 during his presidential campaign.

    Theme music “Summer Night” by Vanilla vanillabeats.bandcamp.com/track/summer-night

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    24 mins
  • "Failure was not an Option" for Mrs. Johnnie Fullerwinder

    Apr 29 2021

    Mrs. Johnnie Fullerwinder was the first Black teacher at George Washington High School in Danville Virginia in 1966. In this episode we hear about her first day on the job, her hands-on approach to teaching, and the changes she led and witnessed over her long career.

    View the videos: https://teachersinthemovement.com/video-library/

    Get Mrs. Fullerwinder’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Failure-was-not-Option-Integration/dp/1438963688

    Know a teacher we should talk to? Let us know here: https://teachersinthemovement.com/contact/

    Theme music “Summer Night” by Vanilla https://vanillabeats.bandcamp.com/track/summer-night-2

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    30 mins