NY Teacher Encourages Students to Caption Photos of Enslaved People with "Something Funny"

Maria Perez
Sep 25, 2019 - 11:00

A New York middle school teacher is under investigation after asking students to “write something funny” about pictures of slavery for a class assignment. On September 20, Darlene McCurty wrote on Facebook that her granddaughter, an eighth grader at John W. Dodd Middle School in Freeport, New York, was instructed by her social studies teacher to write “funny” captions and titles for multiple black and white photos of enslaved people working in cotton fields. The photos posted to Facebook by McCurty show the class assignment. On the assignment, it had titles like “#BlackGirlMagic” above a photo of Black women...

Login to continue reading.
Dont Have an account? join now
Lost your password? Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.

Leave a Reply

Become a member and join TheNorthStar

Join Over 25, 000 members from all 50 states and 100+ countries to
help build and sustain the most courageous Community of liberation
journalism in the world.

More From The North Star

March on Washington 2020 Live...

March on Washington 2020 Live Blog: Thousands Gather in D.C. to End Police Brutality...Read More

Maria Perez, Nicole Rojas & Micah Schaffer

The Leader of the Proud Boys...

The Leader of the Proud Boys has been a Police Informant for the Past Decade...Read More

Shaun King

New Definitions: Redefining...

New Definitions: Redefining America Through Verse | Volume Three [Defining Insurrection]...Read More

Donney Rose

See more articles from Maria Perez

Follow Maria Perez to see more of their article on TheNorth