My teaching philosophy is an extension of my research agenda. I work in the tradition of social justice education epitomized by generations of Black women teachers like Fanny Jackson Coppin, Anna Julia Cooper, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Septima Clark. As Toni Morrison argues, teaching values in a university requires us to examine, evaluate, posit, and reinforce--the values I teach are those grounded in a tradition of progressive Black women educators.
Of course, as a graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies and as faculty at Clark Atlanta University, Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois's tradition of scholar-activist peace work informs my teaching as well.
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