Deborah Menkart

Deborah Menkart is co-director of the Zinn Education Project, the executive director of Teaching for Change, and co-editor of Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Under Pressure, Scholastic Recalls Racist Children’s Book
A firestorm erupted when Scholastic released a children’s book early this month, A Birthday Cake for George Washington , by Ramin Ganeshram and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, featuring smiling slaves baking a cake for George Washington. The back cover portrayed George Washington and his...
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Thursday, August 21, 2014
‘Is This America?’: 50 Years Ago Sharecroppers Challenged Mississippi Apartheid, LBJ, and the Nation
This article is part of the Zinn Education Project If We Knew Our History series. Fifty years ago this month, Mississippi sharecropper Fannie Lou Hamer gripped the nation with her televised testimony of being forced from her home and brutally beaten (suffering permanent kidney damage) for...
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