Nefertari Yancie, Ph.D., teaches eighth grade social studies in Birmingham, Alabama. She received her doctorate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in education studies in diverse populations. Her research focuses on developing students’ historical empathy skills as a way of understanding the past’s connection and relevance to the present. 

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Ask, Investigate and Advocate

Nefertari Yancie, Ph.D., credits her family’s commitment to asking courageous questions, seeking answers and taking action as the impetus for her career in the classroom.
Abolitionists William Still, Sojourner Truth, William Loyd Garrison, unidentified male and female slaves, and Black Union soldiers in front of American flag

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