Episode 154: Black Historical Consciousness with LaGarrett King

In episode 154, Dan and Michael chat with friend of the pod Dr. LaGarrett King about his new article in Social Education titled, “Black History is Not American History: Toward a Framework of Black Historical Consciousness.”


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Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. King, L. J. (2020). Black History is Not American History: Toward a Framework of Black Historical Consciousness. Social Education, 84(6), 335-341.
  2. Episode 11: Rethinking Black History with LaGarrett King
  3. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. documentaries:
    1. Africa’s Great Civilizations
    2. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
    3. Black in Latin America
  4. Find the CARTER Center for K-12 Black History Education at https://www.teachingblackhistory.org/, join their Facebook page, and participate in CARTER Center events such as:
    1. Feb 13th CARTER Center Black History Month: Dr. Stephanie Jones. Dr. Jones will talk about curriculum violence and how we can resist violence and find joy through Black history. Link.
    2. Feb 20 CARTER Center Black History Month: Dr. Kamania Wynter-Hoyte. Dr. Wynter-Hoyte will present on using African Diaspora literacy to heal and restore the souls of young Black children. Link.
    3. Feb 27 CARTER Center Black History Month: Dr. Kim Parker and Aeriale Johnson. Dr. Parker and Ms. Johnson will discuss the project, #blackboylit, and talk about the various pieces of literature used to show the humanity of Black males. Link.
    4. Mar 6 CARTER Center Black History Month: Black History Entrepreneurship and Education. Learn more about how Black history can be used as a business and educate society. Link.
  5. The CARTER Center for K-12 Black History Education conference proposals are due on 2/28/21. Call for proposals. Submit proposals.
  6. Dr. King also recommends: Janiah Hind, a 16 year old owner of Slay it proud: https://slayitproud.com/. She has created some videos that you can use in your classrooms.  See below. Also, she has a new coloring book.
    1. George Crum – Inventor of the Potato Chip: https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/462959281292448
    2. Lonnie Johnson – Super Soaker inventor: https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/852446658570478
    3. John Standard – Innovator: https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/2842861339077454
    4. Charles Hamilton Houston – Civil Rights Attorney: https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/200739157648614
    5. Jerry Lawson – Video game console inventor: https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/222315642526926
    6. Garrett Morgan – Inventor of StopLight and Gas mask: https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/617371988991512
    7. Children’s March: https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/411563683588382
    8. Susie King Taylor – Civil war nurse: https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/1237737269745154
    9. George Washington Carver – Peanut Man: https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/1094144534317654
    10. African American Museum (longer videos recorded by a variety of teens): https://slayitproud.com/pages/virtual-african-american-museum


LaGarrett J. King, Ph.D. is the Isabelle Wade Lyda and Paul C. Lyda Professor and Founding Director of the Carter Center for K-12 Black History Education at the University of Missouri. His research focuses on the teaching and learning of Black history in schools and society. His edited book, Perspectives on Black Histories in Schools, is part of the Research in Social Education series and is published through Information Age Publishing. The Black Historical Consciousness Framework has been adopted by Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky, Francis Howell Public Schools in Missouri, and Muskegon Heights Public Schools Academy System in Michigan.


We would like to thank Zack Seitz of Wylie High School (TX) and the University of North Texas for his editing skills. 

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