Political conventions coincide with the start of school in California this year, presenting a unique nexus of past, present, and future for teachers. The nomination of Kamala Harris as a Vice Presidential candidate shows the value in teaching the significance of both contemporary and historic as we have seen that her candidacy has provided an opportunity to dive deeper into the work and legacy of Charlotta Bass.
This week, follow Facing History LA on Twittter @FacingHistoryLA for a special spotlight on women who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color who, like Charlotta Bass, have shaped California and many times the nation. Some had wide visibility even during their own time. Others took a stand which was built on later.
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.
If you're on Twitter, please help us raise the visibility of these women by following @FacingHistoryLA and circulating the stories to your network. If you're not yet on Twitter, make sure you're subscribed to this blog ("Subscribe to Email Updates" on this page). We'll publish the whole set of visuals and links here as the series wraps up on Twitter.