Since our Memphis office opened in 1992, Facing History has provided professional development and resources for over 3,550 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.


Kenrick Hall, Room 16
650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104-5581
United States



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April 24, 2014: Community Conversation with Douglas A. Blackmon

About Facing History

Short description: Facing History teaches students to think for themselves and widen their perspectives. This video tells the story of what we do, how we do it, and the many ways that you can take part.