Resources

Resources for Black Lives Matter at School National Week of Action

Black Hawk County Select Juvenile Justice System Planning Data (PDF)

Being Black is Not A Risk Factor, 2017 Report (PDF)

Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and Racial Equity (PDF)

Nation Shifts Away From Costly, Unnecessary Confinement

The 10th Worst City for African-Americans in the U.S. has a Story — This is How the Dream Derailed

Study: Michigan last in well-being of black children

​​​​​​​​​​The Black Children's Institute of Tennessee

5 Surreal Realities Black Children Face

Book: Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Book: Hey Black Child

Book: 100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History (100 Series)

Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children

Let Black Kids Just Be Kids

When Black Children Are Targeted for Punishment

After Charlottesville: We need to start ‘spoiling’ our black children

NBCDI Launches "State of the Black Child" Report Card for Texas

NBCDI Launches Community of Practice Initiative to Take Action


This week we lost 17 Americans in Parkland - the deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook in 2012. Since then, 438 people have been shot and 138 killed in over 230 school shootings. That’s 5 school shootings every month, 16 of which classify as “mass shootings.”

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 16, 2018

Iowa NAACP Day on the Hill- February 22, 2018

Delivering on the Promise of Effective Early Childhood Education (PDF)

Adults Think Black Girls Are Older than They Are - and It Matters

YouTube Channel: Inspirations by Gail

A study in black and white: Is the Cedar Valley really the worst place to be black in America?

A Study Details How Phone Companies Prey on Families of Inmates in Local Jails

Positive Early Math Experiences for African American Boys: Nurturing the Next Generation of STEM Majors

Culturally Responsive Strategies to Support Young Children with Challenging Behavior

Culturally Effective Strategies with African American Children​

Addressing the African American Achievement Gap: Three Leading Educators Issue a Call to Action

Culturally Responsive Strategies to Support Young Children with Challenging Behavior

Black Boys Matter: Strategies for a Culturally Responsive Classroom

Reading Your Way to a Culturally Responsive Classroom

Betsey Stockton: Early Childhood Teacher​

Building Resilience: Helping Children Cope with Violence in their Communities

Becoming Upended: Teaching and Learning about Race and Racism with Young Children and Their Families

Ypsilanti Perry Part 1​

Culturally Effective Strategies with African American Children​

Global Practices that Inform and Inspire

ECE Responsible Transformation Digital Hub

NBCDI Releases “Delivering on the Promise of Effective Early Childhood Education” White Paper that Examines Policy Solutions for Ending Disproportionate Discipline Practices in Classrooms Serving Black Children

Think Babies Toolkit

NBCDI Statement on the Criminalization of Black Children

Sista Circle Women of Color Support Group 2020 Flyer

Does 'the Achievement Gap Evoke a Negative Stereotype? What Research says

Black-White Achievement Gaps

Kicking kids out of preschool is damaging, experts say. So why is it still happening?

African American Characters & Cultures

Student's Common Sense Concerning Social Media 

Ty Allan Jackson featured on “Good Morning America, Monday, January 20, 2020

Ty Allan Jackson featured on Disney

TEACHER LIKE ME – Local schools discus lack of teacher diversity

Book: Teaching for Black Lives

Quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education." 

—“The Purpose of Education” from Morehouse College student newspaper, The Maroon Tiger, 1947

“If we are not careful, our colleges will produce a group of close-minded, unscientific, illogical propagandists, consumed with immoral acts. Be careful, 'brethren!' Be careful, teachers!”  

—“The Purpose of Education” from Morehouse College student newspaper, The Maroon Tiger, 1947

"True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice."  

—Stride Toward Freedom, 1958

"Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals." 

—“A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart” sermon, August 30, 1959

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." 

—Strength to Love, 1963

“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed.” 

—"Letter From Birmingham Jail," April 16, 1963

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." 

—"Letter from Birmingham Jail," April 16, 1963

"Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope."

—"I Have A Dream" speech, Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963

“We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.” 
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." 

—Strength to Love, 1963

"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant." 

—Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Oslo, Norway, 1964

“The time is always right to do what is right.” 

—Oberlin College commencement speech, 1965

“The contemporary tendency in our society is to base our distribution on scarcity, which has vanished, and to compress our abundance into the overfed mouths of the middle and upper classes until they gag with superfluity. If democracy is to have breadth of meaning, it is necessary to adjust this inequity. It is not only moral, but it is also intelligent. We are wasting and degrading human life by clinging to archaic thinking.” 

—Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967

“Be a bush if you can't be a tree. If you can't be a highway, just be a trail. If you can't be a sun, be a star. For it isn't by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.” 

—Speech before a group of students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia, October 26, 1967

“For when people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping point short of victory.” 

—“I've Been to the Mountaintop” speech, April 3, 1968

“All we say to America is, ‘Be true to what you said on paper.’ If I lived in China or even Russia, or any totalitarian country, maybe I could understand the denial of certain basic First Amendment privileges, because they hadn't committed themselves to that over there. But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of the press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right.” 

—“I've Been to the Mountaintop” speech, April 3, 1968

"We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now because I've been to the mountaintop... I've looked over and I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land." 

—“I've Been to the Mountaintop” speech, April 3, 1968