Keep fighting for students’ right to learn the truth about our nation’s history

Published: May 9, 2023

Media Outlet: Chicago Suntimes

Author: Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League 

Summary: This article focuses on highlighting the Freedom to Learn Campaign as a response to the ongoing attacks that have threatened our freedom to learn throughout history. It mentions rallies and sit-ins in Florida, New York, DC, and New Orleans that were hosted by civil rights leaders and organizations. This article also emphasizes the access to truthful history and the book banning happening in 21 states as well as banning the ability to teach these topics threatens that.The article ends by restating the campaign’s objective and emphasizing once again that it is a betrayal of democracy to participate in distorting history. 

“Freedom to Learn” Protests Target Book Bans, Right-Wing Attacks on Education

Published: May 5, 2023

Media Outlet: Truthout

Author: Amy Goodman, Democracy Now

Summary:  This article opens up by discussing the events that took place across the country on the National Day of Action with specific mention to Dream Defenders sit-in inside Ron DeSantis office. It then goes into an interview between Amy Goodwin, Nailah Summers-Polite (co-director of Dream Defenders) and Kimberlé Crenshaw to discuss the right-wing acts, Ron DeSantis and the National Day of Action.