History UnErased is solving that problem by putting LGBTQ history in its rightful place — the classroom.
Intersections & Connections is anchored in primary sources curated from digital and print collections from libraries and archives across the nation, as well as the Library of Congress, National Archives, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and more. The expertise of historians, archivists, classroom teachers, and education policy leaders is woven into every aspect of our curriculum and work with K-12 schools.
Meet Fred Karger, the first OUT major-party candidate to run for president of the United States, who has a personal message for you about why our Intersections & Connections K-12 curriculum is essential for all students.
Fred Karger is a retired Republican consultant who worked as a senior consultant for Presidents Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. His historic run for president was in 2012 within the Republican party.
A better-informed citizenry is essential to advance the ideals of American democracy. Young people are surrounded by LGBTQ topics everywhere in their lives - in the media, pop culture, and current legislation. Intersections & Connections broadens the mainstream curriculum, from colonial America to the 21st Century, to ensure students learn and understand the historical path and progression of these topics as part of their history, civics, and social studies education.
As our curriculum makes LGBTQ history a part of mainstream US history, it is also allowing students to apply their individual lens(es) as they approach their learning, whether it be race, gender, ethnicity, and/or nationality. This ensures equitable representation for all students in the story of "We the People." And our unique, whole-school partnership model ensures educators are well-supported.
Meet Walter Naegle, Bayard Rustin's partner. Walter has a personal message for you about why learning LGBTQ history is essential for all students.
For nearly every major civil rights event students study in school, Bayard Rustin had a hand in it. Rustin was Dr. King's lead strategist and convinced him to employ the tactics of Gandhi with nonviolence and peaceful protests. Rustin organized and spoke at the historic 1963 March on Washington, but his name did not appear in the program and, until recently, was erased from the history he helped to shape. In 2013, Rustin was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Walter Naegle, Bayard Rustin's partner, accepted the award at the White House on his behalf.
Our approach to working with K-12 schools is a partnership model designed to reach every school community member. The introduction to our curriculum addresses questions that often accompany the idea of teaching LGBTQ-inclusive history, especially because our curriculum connects with topics of race and gender. This is working to dispel any misperceptions and include everyone in the learning.
There are schools RIGHT NOW, across the nation, ready to bring our curriculum into their classrooms but they lack the funding. Your donation and support help History UnErased continue bringing LGBTQ visibility into the history, civics, and social studies education all students receive.
"Everyone in the world needs to learn about this. It can change the world." - Alani, student