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Teaching America’s Untold History in the Classroom and Community

Camara Stovall and Saundra Brown

April 12, 2020 - 2:10pm

In this episode, Camara Stovall, 3rd grade teacher at Frank Allis Elementary and Saundra Brown, MMSD retiree, discuss the acclaimed New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project with Marlita Bevenue, and how they are bringing America’s untold history to the classroom and community.

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What is the 1619 Project?

The New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project is a compilation of readings, podcasts, videos and visual storytelling that examine the many ways the legacy of slavery continues to shape and define life in America. New York Times journalist, Nikole Hannah Jones is credited with collaborating with reporters, writers, educators and researchers to reveal these forgotten, unfamiliar and in most cases, untold, stories of America’s history with slavery. Third grade teacher, Camara Stovall, studied the 1619 Project extensively - eager to bring this knowledge and truth to classrooms at Frank Allis and beyond.

If you want to know some factual accounts of American history revealed in the 1619 Project and why this information is so critical to American citizens, especially to people of color in this country – Listen in!

Credits: Intro/Outro music by MicroSchool students Cheviest and Montevious.

Thank You: Marlita Bevenue, Camara Stovall and Mrs. Saundra Brown

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