Teaching Black History to Elementary and Middle School Students – Feb 25

Posted by Pulitzer Center on February 9, 2021

Join the Pulitzer Center on Thursday, February 25, 2021, 5:00 PM, for a conversation between journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and Dr. LaGarrett King, director of the University of Missouri’s Carter Center for K12 Black History Education. They will explore the avenues for teaching Black history to younger students broadly and in the context of The 1619 Project.

Hannah-Jones is a New York Times Magazine staff writer and creator of The 1619 Project, for which she received the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. The Pulitzer Center is the education partner for The 1619 ProjectThe New York Times Magazine’s groundbreaking exploration of the legacy of Black Americans starting with the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in 1619.

King is an associate professor of social studies education at the University of Missouri. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin after an eight-year teaching career in Georgia and Texas. His primary research interest examines how Black history is interpreted and taught in schools and society. He also researches critical theories of race, teacher education, and curriculum history.

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