Help us create The Memphis Upstanders Mural!
This community artwork will honor upstanders in the Memphis community - those who chose to take positive action in the face of injustice. An artist will be selected to create the inspiring mural with the winning upstander nominations. It will be painted on the east wall of the Facing History office at 115 Huling Avenue, where it will be seen by hundreds of thousands of visitors to the National Civil Rights Museum and South Main District every year.
Facing History and Ourselves is actively used in history, literature, interdisciplinary, government and specially designed Facing History electives in schools all over Tennessee. In addition to being incorporated into K-12 schools, Facing History is also taught in colleges and universities. Our program associates work with educators to help them use these materials in the most appropriate ways.
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About Facing History
Memphis Student Leaders on How Facing History has Shaped Their Lives
Three student leaders and one alumnus speak at the 2015 Facing History Memphis Benefit Dinner on the impact Facing History has had on their lives. The Student Leadership group brings together students from schools across Memphis that study a Facing History curriculum. Together, these students learn and develop leadership skills required of teaching, speaking, organizing, and facilitating discussion among peers.
A Memphis Student Leader Reflects on Her Facing History Experience
Get inspired by Addie as she talks about the type of work she and other Facing History Student Leaders from Memphis are getting done together.
A Mission to Empower Students: "Wire" Actress Sonja Sohn on Urban Education
Actress and activist Sonja Sohn speaks at Engaging Education: Rethinking Learning, Teaching, and Achievement in Urban Schools in Memphis, Tennessee, in November 2012. In this excerpt from her remarks, Sohn explains how she needed to face her own personal history before she was able to grow, find her purpose in life, and give something positive back to the world.