As efforts to suppress and eliminate the teaching about America’s history of racism and oppression ramp up, it’s easy to forget that a group of stalwart advocates has been on the frontline of this fight for decades, lobbying for an accurate and comprehensive student curriculum: teachers.
For the last two summers, educators have rallied together — along with students, parents, and community members — to speak out against the anti-CRT movement. They kept the same energy this year as they pledged to #TeachTruth and defend LGBTQ+ rights.
On Saturday, June 10, 2023, people came together at roughly 100 locations nationwide for the #TeachTruth National Day of Action.
From Ruben F. Salazar Park in Los Angeles and abolitionist bookstore 1977 Books in Montgomery, Alabama, to the Stonewall Inn in New York City and the African American Civil War Memorial in Washington, D.C, attendees rallied against the anti-history education bills proliferating across the United States.