Teaching Black History with LaGarrett King
As a young boy, LaGarrett King loved history, but he couldn’t figure out where he fit in the narrative he was being taught at school, nor how enslaved people could possibly have been as content as his teachers portrayed. Now a renowned authority on the teaching of Black history, King directs UB’s Center for K-12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education, a thriving hub of research, professional development, networking and advocacy. In this episode of Driven to Discover, King talks to host Vicky Santos about the real meaning of “history” (it’s not what most people think), why it’s important that every student learn Black history, and the innovative ways his center is advancing Black history education around the world.
Host: Vicky Santos
Guest: LaGarrett King
Writer: Laura Silverman
Production and editing by UB Video Production Group
Coming on Nov. 28: Host Cory Nealon talks to SUNY Empire Innovation Professor Jinjun Xiong, director of the Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, about his passion for developing AI systems to improve education, advance sustainability and otherwise make the world a better place.