Gabriel Smith serves as a Policy Fellow with the Congressional Black Caucus and the Capitol Hill office of New York Congressman Ritchie Torres. Previously, Smith worked as the Senior Associate for Learning and Dissemination with National Community Action Partnership (NCAP). In this role, he managed several learning cohorts of anti-poverty professionals from across the country as they explored the causes of poverty unique to their respective communities. Prior to his time at NCAP, Smith worked with Learning for Justice as the Program Associate responsible for curating LFJ’s text library and providing content knowledge on the Teaching Hard History American Slavery Podcast. Before joining LFJ, Smith worked as a Field Organizer with the Florida Democratic Party in Tampa, Florida.

Smith holds a Bachelor’s in History from Tuskegee University and a Master’s degree in History from Auburn University.

Articles by Gabriel

It's Time to Talk About Dr. Seuss

In light of a new study revealing stereotyped characters across Dr. Seuss’s children’s books, published just before Read Across America Day, how can educators engage older students in a critical discussion of this canonical author?

Teaching the Truth About Gerrymandering

You can teach students about gerrymandering and still remain nonpartisan. Here’s how.

Teaching “America’s National Crime”

Our new film and viewer’s guide offer educators the tools they need to teach honestly and effectively about lynching and the symbolic power of the noose.
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