Since 1992, our Memphis office has provided professional development and resources for over 4,804 area teachers. These educators have reached 356,300 students in 627 schools throughout Memphis, Chattanooga, and Louisville, Kentucky.

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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 independent and parochial schools.

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News and Announcements

August 29, 2018

As students are returning to school at a challenging time in our democracy. At Facing History and Ourselves, we share an unwavering commitment to values that promote reflective and safe learning experiences, anti-bigotry principles, and a student-centered learning process. Read more about our new products that reflect those values.

August 3, 2018

The Facing History, Memphis Student Leadership Group are learning about the history of voting rights in the U.S. and will launch a social action campaign to re-engage voters.

August 14, 2017

Resources to help educators manage the difficult conversations around the bigotry and hatred demonstrated by white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, VA.


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Civil Rights Field Trip

Mahal shares her experiences on a field trip to Memphis’ National Civil Rights Museum.

Claude Steele presents at 2012 Memphis Urban Education Conference

Claude Steele presents at 2012 Memphis Urban Education Conference.


Memphis Events

Professional Development



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    The Sun Does Shine

    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.

    The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row

    Join us for a workshop on The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row a powerful account of human dignity, hope, and the fight for justice. This memoir by Anthony Ray Hinton chronicles his 30-thirty year wrongful incarceration on death row.


    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Facing History and ourselves
    115 Huling Ave
    Memphis, TN 38103


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    The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today

    Immigration and Integration: The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today

    This session will use excerpts of the Bintel Brief to raise universal questions about integration, assimilation, and acculturation, themes as timely now as they were when it was written.


    Memphis, TN
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Facing History, Memphis Advisory Board

Tina Fockler*, Chair

Toney Armstrong
Joey Beckford
Janice Berlin
Paul Berz*
Phyllis Berz**
Reggie Crenshaw
John Daniel
Jerry Ehrlich
Tara Engelberg
Ann Hawkins
Mason Hawkins
Kerry Hayes
Justin Jamerson
Dorothy Johnson
Carol Johnson-Dean**
Elaine Kaufman
Marty Kelman**
Daniel Kiel
Meggan Kiel
Don Levy
Joanna Lipman
Leigh Mansberg
Joyce Margulies
Jacqueline O'Bryant
Erin Ostrow**
Adrienne Pakis-Gillon
Iddo Patt
Kimberly Perry
Will Perry
Doug Schrank
Glenn Sessoms**
Linda Ellen Sklar
Joan Terry
Megan Weinstein
Monica Wharton
Susan Mallory, Emeritus
Rachel Shankman, Emeritus

* Board of Directors
** Leadership Council

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Memphis, TN 38103
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