FACING HISTORY NOW
Since 1976, Facing History and Ourselves has used lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate. Today we are meeting the moment—supporting and expanding our robust learning community even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the global reckoning on racial justice, and growing demand for social change.
Our work together is bold, forward-looking, and courageous. And, so is our updated logo.
Over the years, some of you have asked what our logo represents. You may think of it as the intersection of knowledge and perspective—learning from history and each other in a way that shapes our world view, our values, our relationships, and our actions. We each bring our own perspective, and, of course, there is so much to learn. But, when we bring these together we build strong, positive, and resilient communities—at school and out in the world.
Our updated look retains our heritage but in a digitally-optimized design that will stand out in a crowd, amplify our voice, and reach new audiences. And, as we continue to create new programs, resources, and events, we’re developing a fresh digital-first experience that will continue to build our reach, and our impact.
As we are introducing our new look, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate several upstanders we admire who are or have been long standing friends of Facing History. Their words remind us of the importance of facing our history so that we can face ourselves, make history, never forget and not repeat the injustices of the past. The campaign will run nationwide on broadcast and cable television and feature historical legends, living and passed, who speak to the importance of facing our history. You may see these on cable television stations or on your local news, but you can also watch them below.