Multcolib Books 2 U Picks: African American Experience for Teachers
Annotation:I have used it with high school students. For capturing the essence of slavery, there is none better.
Annotation:An unabashed abolitionist, a Quaker, and a White man, Coffin simply refused to pander to the leading thought of his time. He was adamant in his stance and determined not to be cowed in any way. Not many people know his name, but we ought to.
Annotation:A look at class across the racial spectrum. Bridges suggests that different parenting and social practices impact educational and career attainment.
Annotation: Lareau examines the impact of class across race on the quality of education a child can receive. Research students actually "moved in" with the families in the study in order to collect data.
Annotation:Like Tim Wise's book, White Like Me, The Autobiography of Malcolm explains how he came to be -- it's the creation of Malcolm X. Everyone should read it at least once.
Annotation:Mr. Wise spoke at the annual Multnomah County diversity conference a few years back. After listening to him I said to a colleague, "I've never heard any other White man talk like that." "Me either," said she. In content, presentation and manner Tim Wise is quite unlike other White male anti-racist educators that I have heard.
Annotation: Dr. DeGruy elucidates on her theory that maladaptive practices born out of slavery persist into modern times. A healing look at ways to decolonize the mind. Local author. http://joydegruy.com/
Annotation:Thomas Norman DeWolf was one of over 200 DeWolfs invited to participate in a "family trip" to revisit the triangle trade his ancestors made to acquire and exchange slaves for the rum. He did not say, "no," and the trip forever changed his life. Local author.
Annotation:An admittedly unfinished look at life for extreme minorities in Oregon's sparsely populated counties. Beautifully preserved and restored photos.
Annotation:This film is not available on Netflix. A courageous woman examines the implications of her family's slave holding past. This film debunks the myth that the North was not profoundly and intricately involved in slavery.
Annotation:A seminal work of anti-racist education. Jane Elliott, a teacher, in Riceville, Iowa, conducts a bold sociological experiment in order to demonstrate for her all-White 1968 third-grade class the dangers of prejudice. A powerful bit of pedagogy -- instrumental in my understanding of race, education, and the purpose of education.
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First developed to fill requests from teachers, this short list of texts offers an overview of the African-American experience, from history to culture to recent events. Includes local authors, writings about Oregon, and historical and modern perspectives. The items in this list are arranged in pairs for complementary reading, but each book is a great standalone, too: Unequal Childhoods & Bridges Out of Poverty; Reminiscences of Levi Coffin & Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, etc.