The Paradox of Education for Black & Brown Children

It has been a year since NH Legislators joined a wave of states across the country to pass laws prohibiting teaching critical perspectives on histories, laws, social practices, and literature that have excluded opposing voices and histories of African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and People of Color.

For this panel, presenters will discuss the effect these “divisive concepts” laws have had on teaching excluded perspectives in their classroom with a particular focus on NH. The panel will also explore the paradox of an educational system based on the notion of socializing young people into the existing structure of society, while also claiming to have, as its core mission, the goal of teaching students to be critical thinkers.

For registration (both in-person and virtual) please visit the 2023 Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talks Series page.

This program is part of a series, Bringing It Back: Conversations We Still Need, presented by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire and funded in part by a NHH Community Project Grant.

Event Details


Sunday, February 12, 2023 2:00pm


Levenson Room, Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrott Ave
Portsmouth NH 03801

Hosted By:

Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire

Contact Info:

Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire 603-570-8469