Virtual Journalist Visit Opportunities for Black History Month

Posted by Pulitzer Center on February 8, 2022

Happy Black History Month, educator community! In celebration, we’re sharing a few events, opportunities, and resources you can use to uplift stories of Black Americans and the diaspora throughout history, including the present day.

In our virtual journalist visit program, we are featuring guest speakers who can share their reporting on Black communities, identity, and racial justice with your students. Amazing journalists you can invite to your classroom include:

  • Arionne Nettles, a multimedia journalist and scholar who reported on how museums are responding to and documenting the movement for racial justice, including a children’s African American history museum in Chicago.
  • Gavin McIntyre and Jennifer Berry Hawes, a reporting team who examined the life, writings, and legacy of Omar ibn Said, a Muslim scholar from Senegal, who wrote the only surviving autobiography in Arabic by a person enslaved in the United States.
  • Irene Vázquez, a journalist who reported on Black and Indigenous histories in Louisiana and ties to climate crises.
  • Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, a novelist, essayist, and journalist who reported on the police brutality in Nigeria and the discrimination of descendants of freed and formerly enslaved people among the Igbos in southeastern Nigeria.
  • C. Zawadi Morris, a journalist who has been documenting COVID-19’s impact on Black and brown communities in Brooklyn, New York, through a project inspired by The Federal Writers’ Project.

Click here for the full list of featured speakers, whom you can invite to speak with your students this February, or any month of the year. Schedule your virtual visit here.

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