Dear Facing Today readers,
We are excited to announce the launch of the new facinghistory.org! We hope you will visit us and enjoy our new look and feel, mobile-friendly design, intuitive navigation, and enhanced search capabilities.
In March, the Beacon Academy Class of 2014 took a trip to Washington, D.C. with the Close Up Foundation.
Congrats to Beacon Academy, an in-depth Facing History school, on its Massachusetts Nonprofit Network 2014 Excellence in Innovation Award!
Petr Sokol and Roman Anyz, trainers at the Terezin Initiative Institute in the Czech Republic, share how they are helping teachers consider how they can encourage young people in the Czech Republic to think critically about what is happening around them.
Sam Hose. Thomas Moss. Elias Clayton. Keith Bowen. Jesse Thornton. William Little. Jeff Brown.
They are just seven names of thousands of black Americans murdered by lynching, many of which were included last week in a report from Bryan Stevenson's Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) that identifies victims of lynching between the end of Reconstruction in 1877 and 1950. It's a list that could go on for pages and, yet, still to this day remains incomplete.
The history of lynching remains widely unknown today, especially among many white Americans.
As we approach the end of Women’s History Month, our mediascape has featured an array of stories—contemporary and historical—about women making history across the United States. But what about stories that are often not told?
The media coverage of Ferguson - and the protests that followed - provides an important opportunity for young people to explore how they can be informed and effective participants in today’s digital landscape. How do we become responsible consumers of news and information as news stories unfold, often with multiple perspectives on the same event?