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What to the Slave is the Fourth of July by Frederick Douglass

By HHRC | July 1, 2020 | Comments Off on What to the Slave is the Fourth of July by Frederick Douglass

Spanish Fork Below is an excerpt from Frederick Douglass’ speech What to the Slave is the Fourth of July. For teachers, we provide links to incorporate this speech into your curriculum, as well as a video of it being read by James Earl Jones. What to the Slave is the Fourth of July by Frederick Douglass …Fellow-citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice, embodied in that Declaration of Independence,…

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Teaching Stonewall

By HHRC | June 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Teaching Stonewall

chat español gay By CORY COLLINS, Originally published in Teaching Tolerance Magazine, Issue 62, Summer 2019. It was just past 1:00 a.m. in New York City on Saturday, June 28, 1969, when police raided the Stonewall Inn. Patrons wouldn’t have been surprised when the officers arrived—LGBTQ-friendly bars were regularly raided. Ostensibly, these raids were to punish those selling liquor without a license or to arrest those “soliciting homosexual relations.” In reality, they were often used to justify the detention or humiliation of LGBTQ people. Seymour Pine, the deputy police inspector who led the raid, told historian David Carter that police targeted transgender people and women…

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How Can We Build Anti-Racist White Educators?

By HHRC | June 27, 2020 | Comments Off on How Can We Build Anti-Racist White Educators?

fascinatingly One teacher reflects on what he and other white educators need to understand as they work to build anti-racist practices and identities.

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Alice Walker on Identity

By HHRC | June 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Alice Walker on Identity

“Please remember, especially in these times of group-think and the right-on chorus, that no person is your friend (or kin) who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow and be perceived as fully blossomed as you were intended.”–Alice Walker, bisexual African American and author of The Color Purple

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Transgender Maine: “The Kids are Alright” by Gia Drew

By HHRC | June 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Transgender Maine: “The Kids are Alright” by Gia Drew

By the fall of 2010, I was emotionally exhausted and had come to the realization that I needed to be honest with myself, to save myself. But those words are easier said, than the reality of showing up to work, as a well known high school teacher and track coach in Southern Maine, as Ms Drew instead of Mr. Drew. What I didn’t know then was I was to become one of the first OUT transgender public school teachers in Maine, and one of the first transgender high school coaches in the country.

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