Educators can use these LFJ resources to recognize, remember and teach intersectional LGBTQ history, including the experiences of young LGBTQ people of color. And this One World poster features a beautiful and timely message from Audre Lorde to inspire your students—all year long.
- Honoring LGBTQ Voices During Hispanic Heritage Month
- Seeing ALL Identities of LGBTQ Youth of Color
- Audre Lorde
It’s essential to understand—and to teach young people—that enslaved Africans fought for their own liberation, including the first recorded rebellion on Sept. 1, 1663; the Stono Rebellion on Sept. 9, 1739; and David Walker’s September 1829 Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World. For resources on enslaved people’s work toward freedom, check out these texts and this summary objective from our Teaching Hard History framework.
- Summary Objective 10
- Petition of 1788 for the Abolition of Slavery in Connecticut, by Enslaved People of New Haven
- Mum Bett’s Freedom Tale
Women’s Equality Day commemorates the ratification of the 19th Amendment on Aug. 26, 1920. It’s important to remember that many Black women and more women of color didn’t earn the right to vote until years later. Read Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman?” with its intersectional message delivered during her 1851 speech at the Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. Also, check out an LFJ lesson featuring an accurate voting rights timeline, and identify ways to take a deeper look at women’s history this Women’s Equality Day—and beyond.
- Ain’t I a Woman?
- The True History of Voting Rights
- A More Complete Women’s History