Teaching Anti-Apartheid and Civil Rights Movements in Primary School Classrooms in South Africa and the United States

Monday, June 7, 2021

In 2016, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center launched a three-year international teachers’ workshop series, in which teachers from different countries would work together to study their shared histories of slavery, racism and colonialism, and in doing so come to a better, more global understanding of those struggles.
In October 2020, two teams of primary school teachers from the United States and South Africa joined GLC Director of Education Tom Thurston to discuss their collaborative work. The following video grew out of that conversation. (Watch Video)