NEA Honors 12 Human and Civil Rights Champions at Annual Ceremony

1964 Freedom Summer participant and surviving member of 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike among recipients During the 1964 Freedom Summer, Charles Prickett risked his life to help African Americans register to vote, joining thousands of other young people in Mississippi, to provide remedial education in the form of “Freedom Schools.” There, these young people would help … Continued

Meet Winter Marshall-Allen, NEA’s Social Justice Activist of the Year

Alaska educator Winter Marshall-Allen received the 2019 Social Justice Activist of the Year award in Houston on Tuesday. The award highlights everyday educators who show leadership on social and racial justice issues. Marshall-Allen is the program director for intensive needs inclusion and community-based instruction in Homer, Alaska. She is passionate about Native and ethnic student … Continued

NEA Announces Kim Anglin Anderson as its Next Executive Director

“In our search for a new executive director, we wanted a leader who shared our values and whose commitment to our mission was equal to our own. The leader had to be an exceptional strategic thinker and have a deep understanding of the strengths and needs of our members and students. In choosing Kim Anderson, … Continued

NEA Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising to Support Our LGBTQ Students, Members and Community at the 2019 NEA RA

The Stonewall Uprising was the impetus for the formation of the Gay Liberation Front as well as other gay, lesbian and bisexual civil rights organizations. It’s also regarded by many as history’s first major protest on behalf of equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community. Now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in … Continued

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