Memphis

Our Memphis office serves more than 545 schools in the Memphis area, Chattanooga, and Louisville, Kentucky.

Since our Memphis office opened in 1992, Facing History has provided professional development and resources for over 3,439 area teachers. Our content and methodology enhance the goals and objectives of Tennessee's state frameworks, including history/social science and English/language arts, and the Common Core State Standards. Our semester-long Facing History high school elective course has been certified by the Tennessee Department of Education and is currently taught in 25 high schools. The Shelby County Schools have adopted Facing History units as a mandate for the social studies curriculum in grades 6-8. We also have a robust presence in over 30 independent and parochial schools. Our program staff works also works with schools in Chattanooga, TN and Louisville, KY. For more information about our work in the Memphis area, please contact us at (901) 452-1776.

Get the Facts in our Memphis Regional Profile

Address

115 Huling Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
United States

Contact

901-452-1776

Memphis is made of Upstanders. Their stories can inspire all of us to build a better world.

News

March 28, 2017

Over 2,200 Memphis students poured into the Orpheum Theater on Tuesday to see Mona Golabek in The Pianist of Willesden Lane, a one-woman show that uses music to tell the story of Lisa Jura, a Jewish refugee during the Holocaust.

February 26, 2017

Facing History and Ourselves, with support from The Allstate Foundation, the Hold On To Your Music Foundation, and the Orpheum Theater will welcome over 2,500 students from a diverse array of Memphis schools for Mona Golabek’s performance, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, on March 7, 2017.

September 19, 2016

Facing History in Memphis recently launched the Memphis Neighborhood Schools Network, which will engage 11 schools from Midtown and Frayser in a deep dive info Facing History and Ourselves with the goal of improving an entire school’s culture.

Events

Upcoming Events

2017

August

  • 31
    History, Race, and Culturally Relevant Teaching
    Workshop
    Tennessee
    $10.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    History, Race, and Culturally Relevant Teaching

    How can an historical exploration of race, identity, and academic achievement inform how we teach for equity and justice? How can we impact the achievement gap, the opportunity gap, and the civic engagement gap by creating more culturally relevant learning experiences?  What are the implications of these questions for your particular students?  
    8.31.17
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    115 Huling Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38103

September

  • 13
    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 1
    Webinar
    Online

    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 1

    There has been much conversation about the need to foster civil discourse: in our government, in our media and in our classrooms and communities. As we consider ongoing issues related to race, justice, and policing, educators are rightly concerned about the lessons that today’s middle and high school students might be absorbing.
    9.13.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 28
    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 2
    Webinar
    Online

    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 2

    There has been much conversation about the need to foster civil discourse: in our government, in our media and in our classrooms and communities. As we consider ongoing issues related to race, justice, and policing, educators are rightly concerned about the lessons that today’s middle and high school students might be absorbing.
    9.28.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

October

  • 23
    2017 Memphis Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner
    Tennessee

    2017 Memphis Benefit Dinner

    Facing History and Ourselves has a plan and a vision for the future. Imagine a world shaped by knowledge and compassion, not racism, antisemitism, and prejudice. Join us on Monday, October 23, 2017 as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Facing History in Memphis and experience how Facing History and Ourselves equips educators and youth with tools that empower them to consider how today’s choices will shape tomorrow’s world.

     

    Memphis Hilton
    939 Ridge Lake Boulevard
    Memphis, TN 38120
    10.23.17
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Participating Schools

Location

Videos

A Mission to Empower Students: "Wire" Actress Sonja Sohn on Urban Education

The actress and activist speaks with Facing History audiences about the power of education.

Brendan Ward: A Student Leader Using His Voice for Others

Brendan Ward is a senior at KIPP Memphis Collegiate High School and a member of the Facing History student leadership group. Addressing hundreds at the 2014 Memphis Benefit Dinner, Ward talks about how he learned from others in the group.

Teaching is Learning: Virtual Message from Margot Stern Strom, Memphis 2012 Benefit Dinner

Margot Stern Strom addresses educators, students, and community members in Memphis

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