The Social Studies
This article is a reflection on the teaching of black history after the Obama presidency and at the dawn of the Trump era. It is both an analysis of the state of the academic field and a primer on how to integrate the past few decades of scholarship in black history broadly across standard K-12 curriculum. It demonstrates the importance of theorizing black history as American history rather than just including African American content in US History courses and offers specific methods that can shift the narrative in this direction even within the confines of a more traditional telling of the American past. Finally, it situates the voluminous work of historians of the black past as critical interventions in pedagogy necessary to challenge today’s unrelenting attacks on public education.
Sotiropoulos, Karen, "Teaching Black History After Obama" (2017). History Faculty Publications. 107.
Karen Sotiropoulos. (2017). Teaching Black History after Obama, The Social Studies, 108:4, 121-128, DOI: 10.1080/00377996.2017.1342160
This article first appeared in The Social Studies, 108:4, 121-128, DOI: 10.1080/00377996.2017.1342160. Copyright Taylor & Francis.