On October 17, 2020, we celebrate Black Poetry Day in honor of Jupiter Hammon, who is believed to be the first African American to publish poetry in the United States. He was born into slavery in Long Island, New York on October 17, 1711.His poem...

Culturally relevant educators acknowledge and appreciate children’s home cultures and validate every student's experience by seizing opportunities to strengthen the connection between home and school.  This can be challenging for teachers who find themselves restricted by curriculum and materials that broadly mirror the experience, values, and perspectives of...

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865: the day that Union Army Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, and told slaves of their emancipation. "In accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free," Granger read to a crowd....