Talking to Children About the History of Slavery in the United States: A Resource for Parents and Caregivers

Parents and caregivers are children’s first teachers and play a powerful role in determining what children learn about history and in shaping children’s perspectives and our shared future. Discussing the history of slavery in age-appropriate ways can help children understand how that history influences life today. 

To connect with the arrival of The 1619 Project series on Hulu this Black History Month, this new Learning for Justice article compiles a list of recommendations for talking about slavery and race with children. The guide also provides age-appropriate information to emphasize in conversations, as well as related LFJ resources.

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