To honor Black scholarship, achievement and critical efforts that are creating a better, more equitable world, Teachers College launches “Making Black History,” which spotlights scholarship, teaching, activism and leadership with particular relevance to Black America now. This collection offers only a snapshot of Black history in the making at Teachers College. Our hope is that it will serve as an important space for our community to learn from one another — and as the next building block for our collective racial justice work ahead. Find “Making Black History” at our link-in-bio. #MakingBlackHistory #BlackHistoryMonth
Pictured above, clockwise, starting from top-left:
-Lucy Diggs Slowe, who studied at TC in the early 20th century, was an advocate for Black education, a suffragist, and half of “the best-known example of a same-sex female couple in Washington, D.C.”
– TC student Yannick Florest in his music video for “Peace King,” a “celebration of the camaraderie and lives of Black boys and men,” which he shared during @tcstudentsenate’s Black Lives Matter Digital Art Display last summer.
-TC doctoral student and mathematics teacher José Luis Vilson, who recently published a call to action for President Biden to prioritize education equity.
-Jamila Lyiscott (Ph.D. ’15), Assistant Professor of Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Senior Research Fellow at TC’s Institute for Urban and Minority Education, whose scholarship on culturally-relevant education served as the basis of her riveting lecture, “The Racial Politics of Pandemic Pedagogy” at TC’s 2020 Reimagining Education Summer Institute.