"Here is a list of readings that educators can use to broach conversations in the classroom about the horrendous events that unfolded in Charleston, South Carolina on the evening of June 17, 2015. These readings provide valuable information about the history of racial violence in this country and contextualize the history of race relations in South Carolina and the United States in general. They also offer insights on race, racial identities, global white supremacy and black resistance." (website)
Giving Credit Where Credit is Due
Dr. Chad Williams, Chair of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University, created a #CharlestonSyllabus, Twitter hashtag and placed a call to colleagues to aid him in developing a reading syllabus for faculty and students. He received an overwhelming response.
The original list was modified from 15 pages down to 11 pages by Alicestyne Turley, Director, Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education, who is more than happy to join with you in sharing knowledge with your classes or as a community of educators.