Prof. Alridge's oral history project documenting the stories of civil-rights era teachers, Teachers in the Movement, has recently garnered media attention.
Think of the Civil Rights Movement, and heroes like Martin Luther King and Malcolm X may come to mind. But what about school teachers? Professor Derrick Alridge at UVA's Curry School of Education believes that the important role many school teachers played in the Civil Rights Movement has been overlooked. In response, he has launched a project to record these teachers' oral histories. He joins Soundboard's Emily Richardson-Lorente to talk about his unique program: 'Teachers in the Movement: A Civil Rights Oral History Project.'
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