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Even when teachers include African American history, they often fail to consider the methods used to teach about Black lives to Black and non-Black children.

Their demand that all Black lives have value was simple, yet visionary — especially in its call to highlight the most marginalized Black lives, including LGBTQ folks, women, and Black immigrant lives.

Teaching for Black Lives is a direct response to the movement for Black lives.

In Section 2, “Enslavement, Civil Rights, and Black Liberation,” Teaching for Black Lives takes a historical turn.

Finally, Section 5, “Teaching Blackness, Loving Blackness, and Exploring Identity,” recognizes that Teaching for Black Lives encompasses more than just teaching critique and social action.

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