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My Mothers Tomorrow by Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead OUT NOW!

my mother’s tongue: (dis)patches from baltimore’s black butterfly 

In 2017, Dr. Kaye, a local award-winning radio host, began a three-year in-depth ethnographic study within Baltimore’s Black Butterfly neighborhoods that were originally published in a monthly column in the Afro newspaper. She used to ride the bus through the communities to find ways to deeply engage with the residents. She spent time talking and listening to them and documenting and recording their stories. In “you tell them that we’re not invisible, you tell them that we matter,” she met a woman from the Poe Homes community who was filling her pots and pans, after the community had gone four days without running water. The woman looked at Dr. Kaye and said, "The Mayor, our Councilman, they don't see us. Baltimore City is a big place, so I think they just forgot about us. Is there any way that you can make us unforgotten?" This book is for her. It is also for the veterans that Dr. Kaye met and profiled in her “baltimore is my beirut,” column who said, “You commit your life to fight for this country, then you come back home and where you live is worse than where you were fighting. It’s like the war never ended.” It is also for the ninth grader student who told Dr. Kaye in “i’m from baltimore, i’m already dead,” when she asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, “My father is dead. My brother is dead. I had two cousins, they got shot. My uncles are locked up. What do I want to be when I grow up? Nothing. I’m from Baltimore, I’m already dead.” It also for her parents who grew up in Jim Crow South Carolina and chose every day to survive and then when they raised her, taught her how to thrive. 

This is both a love letter to Baltimore, a way of reminding them that even if the world does not see them, Dr. Kaye did, and she does; and a love letter to her sons, a way of reminding them that even though they were born with wings, Baltimore taught them how to fly. 

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Legacy of Action: How Dr. Geneva Gay Transformed Teaching

Legacy of Action celebrates the transformative nature of Dr. Geneva Gay's work in multicultural education across disciplines, careers, classrooms, and communities. This book contains a preface, an introduction, and 10 essays about Dr. Geneva Gay's culturally responsive teaching framework. The authors in this edited volume write about how Dr. Gay's words have helped shape scholar identities, influenced educational thought and practice, and contributed to excellence in education. This book is a resource for anyone interested in sparking the genius of all students.

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Past Publications:

Women's History Month "20 Seminal Moments from American Women’s History" on

2023 marks a number of milestones within feminist history, including the 175th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention, the 160th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s Combahee Ferry Raid, and the 50th anniversary of Roe. v. Wade. Women's history is an essential part of the American historical narrative. Our stories and experiences, from every racial and ethnic community, have helped shape America’s national identity. As we celebrate Women’s History Month and think deeply about the 2023 theme: Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories, the National Women’s Studies Association and the Karson Institute for Race, Peace, & Social Justice selected 20 seminal moments in women’s history to highlight. "Although there are so many moments and women that could have been selected,” said Karsonya Wise Whitehead, “we chose to spotlight and amplify the names and stories of women, from all different races and ethnicities, who personally inspire us, challenge us, and motivate us." 

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Black History Bulletin 2022

Within the Karson Institute, Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead, María Colompos-Tohtsonie, MPPA, & Dr. Walter Greason [guest co-edited] the Black History Bulletin (BHB) Volume 85, Number 1. The theme for this issue is, “Historical Trauma: Past Pains, Future Promise." 

In 1937, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, at the urging of Mary McLeod Bethune, founded The Black History Bulletin (née The Negro History Bulletin) aimed at providing teachers, students, and the general reader with a foundation in Black history. Since then, the BHB has become one of the academic lighthouses publishing articles and lesson plans that are designed to provide truth, historical knowledge, and insight into many of the critical issues facing the African American community. 

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About the BHB

The Black History Bulletin (BHB) is one of the oldest journals of Black History. The BHB is dedicated to enhancing teaching and learning in the areas of history.  Its aim is to publish, generate, and disseminate peer-­reviewed information about African Americans in U.S. history, the African Diaspora generally, and the peoples of Africa. Its purpose is to inform the knowledge base for the professional praxis of educators and scholars through articles that are grounded in theory yet supported by practice.

BHB 85th Anniversary Cover featuring both old images of slavery and new images children thriving

The Black History Bulletin 85th Anniversary Digital Cover

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