Grade 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Higher Education, K-2
On-Demand Webinar

Education as a Form of Resistance

Time: 60 mins,
Presenter: William Anderson


In this webinar teachers will be able to:

  • Discuss and reflect on the ways Black teachers and students have used a variety of educational practices to push directly back against the forces of oppression in the US historically and now
  • Critically think about potential ways to develop instructional practices or policies that center emancipatory practices, and push back against oppressive and marginalize structures to Black education
  • Engage in discourse about the ways in which educational systems have historically, and currently, are oppressing Black children

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.


This webinar centers the work of Dr. Jarvis Givens “Fugitive Pedagogy” and offer participants the opportunity to think about the ways in which Black people used education as a tool of resistance and emancipation throughout American history and currently. Participants will learn about the history of education in the lives of the enslaved, and how their dedication to educating themselves served as a direct threat to the institution of slavery. Participants will learn about the ways in which black teachers and administrators in the late 19th century and early 20th century went about educating a newly “freed” population of Black people while still having to resist the oppression of the state. Participants will engage in discourse around how the education of Black children has evolved and what steps MUST be taken if we are to continue to have education and schools be a place of resistance for Black children and communities.