Book Talk – Educating Harlem

Co-editors Ansley Erickson and Ernest Morrell lead a conversation about their newly-published edited volume on the history of education in Harlem. With past and present in dialogue, a panel of educators and activists engaged in schooling today will respond to the book and speak about its meaning for their work in Harlem and beyond.


Ansley Erickson, Associate Professor of History and Education Policy and Co-Director of the Center on History and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Ernest Morrell, Professor in Literacy Education and Director of the Center for Literacy Education at the University of Notre Dame


  • Rosie Frascella, Teacher and MORE Caucus Leader
  • Reginald Higgins, Principal of PS 125 Ralph Bunche School
  • Cidra Sebastien, Educator and Activist
  • Basil Smikle, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University and Political Commentator