On May 30, 1921, rumors about an encounter between a black teenage boy and a white teenage girl began to circulate throughout the city of Tulsa. The boy was arrested and an investigation ensued. After an incendiary report in the Tulsa Tribune, African Americans who had confronted a white mob retreated to the Greenwood District, a wealthy and affluent black business community in Tulsa.
“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” – Elie Wiesel
If you’re looking for resources or assignments to give students to help learn more about World Cultural Diversity Day and how cultures help shape who we are, you’ve come to the right place!
“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” – Nelson Mandela
In the month of April, we observed Genocide Awareness Month. The month of May happens to be Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and it just so happens that Phuc Tran, a Vietnamese-American Mainer just published his memoir, Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In
In 1986 Linda Voss, a 6th-grade teacher at China Elementary School created a unit entitled, “The Hatred and Prejudice Inflicted Upon Anne Frank and Other Jews of Her Time –…
“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the…
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. All over the country, and indeed, much of the world, teachers are adapting to online education. Teachers, students, and parents struggle with technology, disparities…
“Anyone who does anything to help a child in [their] life is a hero to me.” – Fred Rogers
In April, we remembered the Holocaust. In May, we remember the history of Jewish Mainers and their contributions right here in Maine.