Slavery

May 29, 2017
  To the teacher: In April and May 2017, after much debate, the city of New Orleans removed four prominent Confederate monuments that had stood as symbols of white supremacy in that city for 133…
May 25, 2017
To the Teacher: Can we abolish prisons? In recent years, many reformers, politicians, prison wardens, and criminal justice theorists have come to the conclusion that our prison system is…
May 1, 2016
To the teacher:   The idea of "reparations" has gained new prominence on the political scene over the past two years, even becoming a topic in the 2016 presidential primaries.   Reparations, in…
May 31, 2015
Note:  Before you discuss the Confederate flag in your classroom, you may want to review our guidelines for teaching on controversial issues. Web Write the words "Confederate flag" on the board…