This week,@FacingHistoryLA shone a special spotlight on California women who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color. These are women who have shaped California and many times the nation. Below are all of those visuals, with the links shared on Twitter to further explore their stories.
This is by no means a comprehensive list, but our contribution to the body of knowledge and resources available to teachers - a curation of individuals whose stories and legacy can be explored through Facing History resources. (Listed alphabetically.) Who else should be included in California classrooms? Share your thoughts - and resources - in the comments below!
- Film: Becoming American: The Chinese Experience (episode 1).
- Accompanying Study Guide from Facing History and Ourselves.
- Read more about Biddy Mason from Facing History Teacher Leader and author, Deidre Robinson Powell.
- Read more about Charlotta Bass from our former LA (and now Memphis) Executive Director, Marti Tippens Murphy.
- Explore more about Charlotta's life and run for Vice President.
- Learn more about Deborah and Zandra with a teaching idea from this blog post by James Waller.
- Listen to the whole episode on the Making Gay History podcast.
- Listen to this webinar with Dolores Huerta.
- Explore this lesson plan for teaching about Dolores and the California Grape Workers Movement.
- Download Facing History's study guide for Farewell to Manzanar.
- Read more with this blog by Brian Fong, Aliens in Their Own Land: the Incarceration of Japanese Americans.
- To learn more about the Tapes, see Chapter 4, "Doors of Opportunity" in Facing History's Race and Membership in American History: the Eugenics Movement.
- Bring this history alive for your students with Facing History's lesson plan on the 1968 Walkouts.