400 years after the first enslaved African people were brought to the U.S., the country still hasn't determined how to properly teach this integral part of American history. This series from Newsy analyzes the gaps in the American education system and tells the stories of educators and experts who are working to change how American students learn about the nation's complex history of slavery.
Why Teaching Slavery In Classrooms Matters
On paper, slavery in the U.S. ended in 1865. So why do we still teach about it in classrooms? It's so history never repeats itself.
The Key To Teaching Slavery In The Classroom
Dr. Hasan Jeffries says the most important thing about teaching slavery in the classroom is to be honest.
One Parent's Reaction To Teaching Slavery In The Classroom
Teachers are bringing slavery education into their classrooms. Finding a balance in curriculum is essential to being successful, one parent says.
What Teachers Need To Know Before Teaching About Slavery
Teaching a complete history of slavery in classrooms requires support, resources and training.