- Laura McShane
- Leadership and Responsibility, Problem-Solving and Communication, Reading for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Writing for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
- Material Type:
- Lesson Plan
- Upper Primary, Middle School, High School
- 6, 7, 8
- Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias
Teaching For Change
Teaching For Change - Promise of Change
From Debbie Levy: "Today, Jo Ann will be the first to remind you that she is just one of twelve black students who went through the agonizing experience of desegregating Clinton High School. She'll make sure you know that because of her parents' decision to leave, she spent only one semester there. The heroes, she'll say, are Bobby Cain and Gail Ann Epps - the ones who hung in there long enough to graduate despite the danger and discomfort of showing up, day after day, to a place where they knew they were not wanted. I say they are all heroes."
Jo Ann Allen Boyce is a real person. She is a living witness to a turbulent time in American history. Her story is documented and recorded in history through newspaper reports, photo, and government records. Her first-person memories are presented in poetic verse with a co-author. Debbie Levy, in the book: This Promise of Change : One Girl's Story in the Fight for School Equality.