The missing pieces of America’s education

The missing pieces of America’s education
Joe Heim, August 28, 2019, The Washington Post

Five essays discuss what isn’t being talked about in classrooms



For this project on how students learn about slavery in American schools, The Washington Post asked noted historians to write an essay on aspects of slavery that are misunderstood, poorly taught or not covered at all in the nation’s classrooms. From the cruel separation of families to the resistance by enslaved people and the widespread enslavement of Native Americans, these contributions address gaps in our common knowledge about what the practice of slavery has meant for America.

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