Episode 93: Ona Judge, George Washington, & the Histories of African American Women with Erica Armstrong Dunbar

In this episode, Dan and Michael chat with Erica Armstrong Dunbar about the work of historians, telling the stories of African American women, teaching slavery, and specifically her book, Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge.

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Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Dunbar, E. A. (2017). Never caught: The Washingtons’ relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.
  2. Dunbar, E. A. (2008). A fragile freedom: African American women and emancipation in the antebellum city. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
  3. Find more on Dr. Dunbar’s work on her site: https://ericaarmstrongdunbar.com/
  4. See related Visions of Education episodes:
    1. Episode 11: Rethinking Black History with LaGarrett King
    2. Episode 69: The Complexity of Citizenship for Black Women Social Studies Teachers with Amanda E. Vickery
    3. Episode 79: Black Critical Patriotism in Elementary Social Studies with Chris Busey & Irenea Walker
    4. Episode 80: New Standards for Teaching American Slavery with Kate Shuster
  5. Here is George Washington’s 1796 runaway ad for Ona Judge from the Philadelphia Gazette (Dr. Dunbar pointed out that this is incorrectly labeled as the Pennsylvania Gazette on Wikipedia) and here is Dan’s inquiry bellringer lesson he used in his class.
  6. Here are letters from George Washington to Oliver Wolcott (his Secretary of the Treasury) about Ona.

Biography

Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Ph.D. is a late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century scholar with a specialization in African American women’s history. She is an expert in urban slavery, emancipation studies, and the intersection of race and gender in American history. Her focus on early African American history serves as a natural bridge to her directorship of the Program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia. You can find more on her work on her Rutgers page.

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Episode 83: LGBTQ Topics in Education with J.B. Mayo, Jr

In Episode 83, Michael & Dan chat with J.B. Mayo, Jr. of the University of Minnesota to discuss his extensive work in LGBT and Queer Studies – specifically his work on GSAs (Gay-Straight Alliances/Genders & Sexualities Alliances) and his recent work published in NCSS’s Social Education on LGBTQ media and its potential impact on youth.

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Episode 69: The Complexity of Citizenship for Black Women Social Studies Teachers with Amanda E. Vickery

In episode 69, Michael and Dan chat with Amanda E. Vickery to discuss her recent Theory & Research in Social Studies article “‘You excluded us for so long and now you want us to be patriotic?’: African American Women Teachers Navigating the Quandary of Citizenship.” Our conversation challenges the notion of what citizenship is and the many ways in which it can be taught. 

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Episode 67: American Indians in Children’s Literature with Debbie Reese

In episode 67, Dan and Michael talk with Debbie Reese, a tribally enrolled Nambe Owingeh member, an educator and activist, and the founder of the popular American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL) website and blog.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Check out Dr. Reese’s website for a wealth of resources including her vast resources on Indigenous children’s literature: https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/
  2. Learn more about the children who died at Carlisle Indian School, Army begins unearthing remains of children who died at Carlisle Indian school (2017, August 8).
  3. Some books Debbie recommended in the episode (in general order of grade level from younger to older):
    1. Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith
    2. Indian Shoes by Cynthia Leitich Smith
    3. In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III
    4. If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth
  4. Source for learning more about Indigenous books, peoples, cultures, & sovereignty:
    1. A Broken Flute: The Native Experience in Books for Children by Doris Seale & Beverly Slapin (editors)
    2. Lessons From Turtle Island: Native Curriculum in Early Childhood Classrooms by Guy W. Jones & Sally Moomaw, Ed.D.
    3. Page of resources that includes encyclopedias:
    4. Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
    5. Interview of Debbie with the English Journal (check it out English teachers!): http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/Journals/EJ/1061_sep2016/EJ1061WeAre.pdf
    6. A great article by Dr. Reese, “Indigenizing Children’s Literature
  5. Work Dr. Reese did last year for the First Nations Development Institute:
  6. Debbie’s blog posts:
    1. ” Are we people of color?
    2. Top Board Books for the Youngest Readers

Contact

Debbie Reese is tribally enrolled at Nambe Owingeh, a federally recognized tribe. She taught elementary school in Albuquerque, Riverside Indian School in Anadarko, Oklahoma, and returned home to Santa Fe Indian School in Santa Fe and Pojoaque Elementary School in Pojoaque, New Mexico. She completed her doctorate at the University of Illinois where she helped establish the Native American House, launched an American Indian Studies program, and helped push the university to discontinue  mascot was discontinue their stereotypical Indian mascot. She launched the American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL) website and blog in May of 2006. She can be found on Twitter @debreese.

Episode 59: Heritage Narratives with Sara Levy

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In episode 59, Dan and Michael talk with Sara Levy about teaching heritage narratives.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Levy, S. A. (2017). How Students Navigate the Construction of Heritage Narratives. Theory & Research in Social Education, 45(2), 157-188.
  2. Levy, S. A. (2014). Heritage, history, and identity. Teachers College Record, 116(6), 1-17.
  3. And here’s a video of Dr. Levy talking about her article inTeachers College Record:

https://vialogues.com/videos/embedded/21195

Contact

Sara A. Levy, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Education at Wells College in Aurora, New York. Her research focuses on teaching and learning in public school history classrooms around global historical events with which students have heritage connections. You can tweet her @ProfSlevy or e-mail her at slevy@wells.edu.

Episode 55: Teaching Mexican-American Histories with Maribel Santiago

In Episode 55, Michael & Dan chat with Dr. Maribel Santiago about the importance of teaching Mexican-American histories, particularly the Mendez v. Westminster case regarding school segregation

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Here is Dr. Maribel Santiago’s TRSE article!
    1. Santiago, M. (2017). Erasing differences for the sake of inclusion: How Mexican/Mexican American students construct historical narratives. Theory & Research in Social Education, 45(1), 43-74.
  2. Here is the blog post that Maribel Santiago wrote about how to use the case in the classroom. JTE Insider:  70th Anniversary-Mendez v. Westminster
  3. Book Chapter:  The color of America has changed: How racial diversity shaped civil rights reform in California, 1941-1978
  4. Children’s Book:  Separate is never equal : Sylvia Mendez & her family’s fight for desegregation
  5. Latinx History:
    Book:  Latino education in the United States : a narrated history from 1513-2000
  6. Book:  500 años del pueblo chicano/500 years of Chicano history in pictures
  7. Book:  500 years of Chicana women’s history/500 años de historia de las chicanas
  8. Puerto Rico Syllabus
  9. Documentary Series:  Chicano!
    Quest for a Homeland
  10. Some of the YouTube videos that Maribel Santiago suggested:
    1. Struggle in the Fields
    2. Taking Back the Schools
    3. Fighting for Political Power
    4. Mitú
  11. Fusion TV

Contact

Maribel Santiago is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University.  She also holds an appointment in the Department of History.  After obtaining a dual B.A. in History and Chicana/o Studies, and a M.Ed. from UCLA, Dr. Santiago taught high school social studies in Watts, a neighborhood of Los Angeles.  She also earned an M.A. in History and a Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education, both from Stanford University. Reach out to her on Twitter and check out her website for more!

Episode 50: An Education Conversation with José Vilson

In episode 50, Dan and Michael engage in an education conversation with middle school math educator, author, and EduColor founder José Vilson.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Check out José’s site at thejosevilson.com.
  2. Buy José’s 2014 book, This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and the Future of Education 
  3. Check out the EduColor community at EduColor.org and sign up for the newsletter. Join in #EduColor Twitter chats every last Thursday of the month at 7:30pm EDT.

Contact

José Luis Vilson is a middle school math educator in New York, NY. He is the author of This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and the Future of Education (2014) and the founder of EduColor. You can tweet at him @TheJLV.