In this fifth episode of Ed Trust’s new podcast, EdTrusted, Ed Trust’s writer-in-residence Karin Chenoweth and P-12 director of practice Dr. Tanji Reed Marshall talk with four thoughtful educators and scholars to discuss the cognitive dissonance many White Americans feel when learning about such events in American history as the Tulsa Massacre of 1921 and how that is leading them to try to suppress the teaching of honest history.

Joining them are:

  • Thomas Anderson, a middle school teacher from Excel Charter School, just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Sergio Garcia, principal, Artesia High School, ABC Unified School District, Los Angeles County
  • Kevin Levin, a historian who began his career as a high school teacher in Mobile, Alabama, then taught in Virginia and the Boston area. He is also a scholar of the Civil War — specifically the “Lost Cause” mythology and how it has permeated through American culture through its monuments. He is the author of Searching for Black Confederates and has written for such publications as The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Civil War Times. He has trained history and social studies teachers all over the country how to use primary documents in their teaching
  • Shareefa Mason, a master social studies teacher in Dallas, and producer of From the Block documentary