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It’s Time to Show Up for Black Teachers

DonorsChoose has built one of the largest communities of teachers of color, and this Black History Month, we can honor and uplift them.


Across the country, teachers are putting together lesson plans for Black History Month, celebrating the monumental significance and contributions of Black people throughout history. A lesson I hope we all reflect on this year: why Black teachers matter.

I grew up in a household where celebrating and uplifting the Black experience happened all year, not just in February.

I saw it on Sundays while soaking up the fervent words of a fiery Black preacher in a southern Black church. I saw it in Jack and Jill, where Black families are the center of social and cultural programs year-round. I saw it through my parents’ community involvement in their Divine Nine sorority and fraternity. And I sought it myself, heading to the historically Black Spelman College after spending my public school education in classrooms with fewer Black teachers than I can count on one hand.

To read the full article, go to wordinblack.com.

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