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60th anniversary of the March on Washington

Eleven busloads of UFT members and school community members were among the tens of thousands of demonstrators who gathered at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, Aug. 26, to mark the 60th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom...

Fight’s not over

On Aug. 28, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. captivated an audience of 250,000 people at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with his soaring “I Have a Dream” speech. Sixty years later, the dreams invoked that day by these civil rights...

African Heritage Awards Dinner 2023

“Thriving Into Our Future” was the theme of the 20th annual UFT African Heritage Committee Awards Dinner Dance on Feb. 3 at Antun’s in Queens Village. The event coincides with Black History Month in what Chair Wendy Walker-Wilson has described as “a way for us to celebrate our culture.”

African Heritage Committee Awards Dinner Dance 2023

The UFT African Heritage Committee Awards Dinner restored music and festivity to its 20th annual event on Feb. 3, reflected in its theme: “Thriving Into Our Future.”

New African American Studies AP class

Roughly 60 public high schools across the country are piloting a new Advanced Placement course called African American Studies, the first new College Board offering since 2014.

Mentoring boys of color

Kappa League, a program that offers Black and Latino high school boys a chance to develop leadership skills while preparing for college, now has a small but growing presence in New York City public schools thanks to the efforts of two UFT members.

Bigoted book bans

Across the United States, right-wing opponents of racial justice and LGBTQ rights are waging a campaign of censorship to prevent children from learning about these topics.

Efforts to restrict teaching of racism multiply

A nationwide campaign to restrict the teaching of racism and bias is affecting the education of more than 17.7 million public school students, according to a new UCLA study.

UFT African Heritage Committee Dinner

It was a night of food, festivity and recognition as members of the UFT African Heritage Committee gathered in Queens for the group’s 19th annual Awards Dinner Dance on Feb. 4, honoring the UFT’s Sterling Roberson with the Trailblazer Award, Queens...

African Heritage Awards Dinner 2022

Members of the UFT African Heritage Committee met for their 19th annual dinner dance and awards ceremony at Antun's Restaurant in Queens on Feb. 4. This year's theme was "Embracing Challenges & Building our Future."