Growing up with a racially conscious mother, Katherine Watkins has been educated on Native American and African American literature and continues to enrich her knowledge as an avid reader. With African-American, Cherokee, Apache, Choctaw, Comanche and Irish ancestry, she is extremely interested in improving race relations, as can be seen in her classroom and activism work. Watkins is a veteran teacher of 20 years and is working on her second memoir and a novella.

Articles by Katherine

When Trivia Isn’t Trivial

One teacher explains how she turned “Thanksgiving Trivia” into an opportunity to share under-taught history with her colleagues as well as her students, regardless of the time of year.
A map of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi with overlaid images of key state symbols and of people in community

Learning for Justice in the South

When it comes to investing in racial justice in education, we believe that the South is the best place to start. If you’re an educator, parent or caregiver, or community member living and working in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana or Mississippi, we’ll mail you a free introductory package of our resources when you join our community and subscribe to our magazine.

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