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Teachers in the Movement is an oral history project that explores teachers’ ideas and pedagogy inside and outside the classroom during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. The Teachers in the Movement podcast features the voices and stories of teachers throughout the South as well as practical advice and ideas for teachers, parents and citizens who want to talk about race and democracy.

Teachers in the Movement is an oral history project that explores teachers’ ideas and pedagogy inside and outside the classroom during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. The Teachers in the Movement podcast features the voices and stories of teachers throughout the South as well as practical advice and ideas for teachers, parents and citizens who want to talk about race and democracy.

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United States

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Teachers in the Movement is an oral history project that explores teachers’ ideas and pedagogy inside and outside the classroom during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. The Teachers in the Movement podcast features the voices and stories of teachers throughout the South as well as practical advice and ideas for teachers, parents and citizens who want to talk about race and democracy.

Language:

English


Episodes

Mr. Edward Newton Made the Most of Limited Options

5/17/2022
Mr. Edward Newton grew up in South Carolina in the 40s and 50s. After High School and serving in the military, he followed in his mother's footsteps and became a teacher and then an administrator. In this episode he talks about his mother's creativity in the classroom, his upbringing, and why he got his graduate degree in New York City.

Duration:00:27:25

Ms. Lillian Carter Knew Her Students Needed a Full Stomach to Learn

4/19/2022
Ms. Lillian Carter never planned to be a teacher. Just before finishing college, her mother asked her to sign up for student teaching and she never looked back. In this episode she talks about planning a trip for her students following the Underground Railroad, her unconventional student teaching experience, and her commitment to showing her students love. Find your local Association for Study of African American Life and Culture (ASAHL) https://asalh.org

Duration:00:28:36

Mrs. Judith Anderson Was Destined for International Experiences

3/15/2022
Judith Anderson was destined for international experiences. After spending a few years living in Germany and traveling all over Europe with her husband during his military deployment, Judith Anderson moved back to Virginia and shared those experiences with the students in her French class. In addition to teaching the language, Mrs. Anderson worked to broaden her students horizons and give them a global perspective in the midst of a fraught desegregation process in the Richmond city schools....

Duration:00:42:22

Reverend Dr. Grady Powell Practiced What He Preached

2/15/2022
Reverend Dr. Grady Powell was always an activist. He spent his career both teaching and preaching and in both roles, he encouraged his students and his congregants to get involved in social justice movements. He led by example, challenging the white power structure in the school board, the voting registrar’s office, the local newspaper, and in the streets, including at the famous Selma march. In this interview he talks about his favorite teacher from his Rosenwald schooling in Brunswick...

Duration:01:00:08

Ms. Carolyn Addison is a Third-Generation Teacher

12/17/2021
Ms. Carolyn Addison says that teaching is in her DNA. Her grandmother, Estella Beck, started a school in Mississippi in the early 1900s. In this episode, we’ll talk about freedman’s schools like Estella Beck’s, Ms. Addison’s own experiences as a teacher, guidance counselor, and desegregator, and her experience witnessing an infamous act of racial violence at Jackson State College in 1970. Our theme music is Summer Night by Vanilla. You can find their music at vanillabeats.bandcamp.com

Duration:00:33:23

Dr. Owen Cardwell Desegregated E.C. Glass High School in 1962

8/4/2021
Dr. Owen Cardwell had a winding path to becoming an educator. These days he’s a Professor at the University of Lynchburg. On his way there, he was one of the first Black students to desegregate E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, he participated in and led many civil rights demonstrations, served in the military, and served over fifty years as a Baptist preacher. He talks about those experiences and the importance of strength-based learning and individualized education. Our theme music is...

Duration:00:33:51

Ms. Audrey Williams Wrote Local Black History Curriculum

7/14/2021
Ms. Audrey Williams took the curriculum into her own hands as a teacher in Hampton City Schools in the 1970s. As a social studies teacher, she made sure her students knew that Black history was American history. She also made sure to bring her students into the community and teach them about local black history. From the first enslaved Africans in 1619 to the Underground Railroad sites in Hampton Roads. You can learn more about ASALH (The Association for the Study of African American Life...

Duration:00:29:14

Ms. Deloris Campbell Taught Reading and Racial Justice with Compassion

6/23/2021
In this episode, Ms. Deloris Campbell recalls her time as the librarian and only African-American educator at Stony Point Elementary School in Albemarle County, Virginia. She talks about the books she chose to read with her very young students and the ways in which she helped them open their minds and encourage their compassion. She also talks about her own educational experiences from being one of the only graduate students of color at UVA's education school to witnessing the Orangeburg...

Mr. James Wright Developed a Course in Black History in Columbia, SC in the Early 1970s

6/1/2021
Mr. James Wright created a course in Black Studies at the newly-integrated Eau Claire High School in Columbia South Carolina. He talks about that curriculum, empowering his students through student council, and his own historical and genealogical research. View the videos: teachersinthemovement.com/video-library/ Know a teacher we should talk to? Let us know here: teachersinthemovement.com/contact/ Listen to all of Malcolm X’s speech the Ballot or the Bullet:...

Duration:00:23:57

"Failure was not an Option" for Mrs. Johnnie Fullerwinder

4/29/2021
Mrs. Johnnie Fullerwinder was the first Black teacher at George Washington High School in Danville Virginia in 1966. In this episode we hear about her first day on the job, her hands-on approach to teaching, and the changes she led and witnessed over her long career. View the videos: https://teachersinthemovement.com/video-library/ Get Mrs. Fullerwinder’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Failure-was-not-Option-Integration/dp/1438963688 Know a teacher we should talk to? Let us know here:...

Duration:00:29:29