James Baldwin • Lesson Plan Workshop

There are many lenses through which to view literary great James Baldwin. This lesson plan workshop examines Baldwin the author activist and provide a historic context for young people to better understand that #BlackLivesMatter and  #QueerLivesMatter are fresh iterations of centuries-long freedom struggles.

Civil Rights struggles are as varied and diverse as the beautiful diversity within the Black community. For contemporary youth to begin to know and appreciate the revolutionary aspects of Black and Queer lives, they must begin to know and appreciate more than what most schools teach. One way to examine the deep engagement of countless African Americans in our own liberation is to study the contributions of one of them.

Facilitator: Stephanie J. Alvarado

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