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Southeast

Serving educators, schools, and districts across the southeastern United States since 1992. 

Memphis 1968

The life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. remains relevant 50 years after his assassination in 1968. The lessons and resources below help educators and community members explore the issues that Dr. King raised in Memphis and ask the question, "What is the role of civic engagement in a healthy democracy?"

For over 30 years, our Southeastern office, based in Memphis, has worked deeply in Shelby County and other areas in the region, notably Chattanooga, Tennessee and Louisville, Kentucky. 

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.

 

Our Impact

3400+

There are over 3400 schools in the Southeast with Facing History trained educators.

59,000+

We have supported over 59,000 area educators with Facing History guidance and resources.

With hate crimes and xenophobia on the rise, Facing History’s work has never been more urgent.  
— Dr. Carol Johnson-Dean, former superintendent of Memphis City Schools

Engaging New Communities

In 2019, we launched the New Communities project to bring Facing History to more of the Southeast than ever before, including rural, urban and suburban areas that had not previously had access to our programs  or resources. 

The 12 states served by the Southeast region are: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 40568
Memphis, TN 38174

southeast [at] facinghistory.org

Interim Executive Director: Michele Phillips
Advisory Board Chair: Reggie Crenshaw

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