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Facing History & Ourselves: Memphis Digest

February 7, 2019

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The Enduring Importance of Eyes on the Prize 

Facing History is excited to announce that Eyes on the Prize, the landmark civil rights movement documentary series, can now be streamed on our website! Bring the movement’s participants, events, and legacies to life with our lessons and resources, which add context to this comprehensive series.

To further enrich your classroom discussion, join us for a webinar on February 12th with Selma March youth leader, Charles Mauldin. Mr. Mauldin will reflect on his experiences as a student activist and the power of young people to spark social change—during the civil rights movement and today.
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In a Hate Crime Against Jussie Smollett, Echoes of History

This teaching idea helps students process the troubling attack on Jussie Smollett and the history of violence against individuals who were targeted because of their race and sexual orientation.


Rising Antisemitism and Fading Memories of the Holocaust

In recent years, two troubling, and possibly related, trends have emerged: knowledge of the Holocaust is receding, as antisemitic and xenophobic violence is on the rise. This teaching idea will help your students assess their own understanding of Holocaust history, and consider how it can guide our efforts toward a more just world.

Featured Events

Outstanding professional development for educators. Thought-provoking community events. Find an event in Memphis or join us online!

Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

June 18-20, 2019

Chattanooga, TN

Holocaust and Human Behavior

July 16-18, 2019

Memphis, TN


Memphis Jewish Federation’s Holocaust Art and Essay Competition

Students in grades 6-12 in Tennessee can submit their original work to the Memphis Jewish Federation’s 10th Annual Holocaust Art and Essay Competition. All submissions are due by March 25th. For more information visit jcpmemphis.org.


On-Demand Learning: Teaching Red Scarf Girl

This self-paced online workshop introduces Ji-li Jiang's book, Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution, offering educators an insightful window into a tumultuous era of Chinese history.

Facing History & Ourselves has been equipping educators and youth with tools that empower them to wrestle with difficult issues through the lens of history for over 40 years.
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