About Us

Facing History and Ourselves is a nonprofit international educational and professional development organization.

Our mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.


By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives.

Where We Work

Our footprint is global. Facing History’s staff members work in nine locations, from Chicago, Cleveland, and Memphis, to London, Los Angeles, New England, New York, Toronto, and the San Francisco Bay Area. We have educational partnerships around the world, including China, France, Northern Ireland, and South Africa. No matter where you live, Facing History is here to help, both in-person and online.

Serving a Global Community

We work with teachers, students, and communities everywhere, through online professional development, international events, and our free library of classroom resources.

Download free digital copies of our publications or buy print copies. Educators who have taken professional development with us can borrow class sets from our lending library here too.

From local and online events to courses and workshops, see what's coming up on our calendar!

You don’t need to live near one of our offices to work with us. Find out how to partner with us, hire us, or just get in touch.

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Everything you need to get started teaching your students about racism, antisemitism and prejudice.