HUE’s MISSION is to prepare educators to include LGBTQ-inclusive
history and academic content to ensure real and lasting equality
History UnErased Team
Debra Fowler is History UnErased’s Co-Founder and Director of Development. Debra is a veteran (former) classroom teacher, U.S. Army veteran, documentary filmmaker and public speaker who is resolute to challenge the status quo and respond (with a gentle assertion) to the injustices that are entrenched within the realm of education. Debra has produced two documentary films, “Through Gay Eyes” and “Hard Truth, Levity and Hope,” which promote awareness of individuals who are currently ignored, marginalized or excluded within our public school system. These documentary films provided leverage in advocating for equitable treatment of all students regarding educational policy and access to resources.
Debra collaborates with expert historians, archivists and partnered organizations (including the Library of Congress, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, Rainbow Heritage Network and ONE Archives Foundation at USC Libraries) on curriculum development and the promotion of History UnErased’s education initiatives.
Miriam Morgenstern is History UnErased’s Co-Founder and Director of Programs. Founding History UnErased was the next logical step for Miriam, a veteran classroom teacher and social justice educator. As an ELL and social studies teacher in Lowell High School, a large urban high school in Massachusetts, she had developed service learning programs and created a small learning community that focused on social justice and global awareness to explore complex historical events. Realizing the needs of Lowell’s large SE Asian background population, she proposed and then developed the curriculum for the first-ever Cambodian history course offered as an elective in a public high school in the United States.
Miriam works closely with expert historians, archivists, Queer Studies scholars and current K-12 educators to develop high quality curricula and programs.
Eric Marcus is executive editor of HUE’s Give Voice to History academic podcast series (as well as the newly launched Making Gay History podcast) which brings to life the voices of champions, heroes, and witnesses to LGBTQ history. He is the author of a dozen books, including the award-winning Making Gay History: The Half-Century Fight for Lesbian & Gay Equal Rights; Why Suicide?; and Is It A Choice? He is also co-author of Breaking the Surface, the #1 New York Times best-selling autobiography of Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis, and Coming Out to Play, the autobiography of professional soccer player Robbie Rogers.
Eric is a former associate producer for ABC television’s “Good Morning America” and CBS Morning News. He also served as associate producer for “Stonewall Uprising,” a PBS “American Experience” documentary, and was supervising producer for two recent documentaries on the experience of suicide loss.
Sara Burningham is a New York-based producer, editor and writer. She has produced award-winning FM talk radio in London and reported on the U.S. elections as a foreign correspondent. In addition to Sara’s cogent and pragmatic work, she has crafted narrative gems for public radio in the Ozarks, edited the rat-a-tat-tat AM news leader that is 1010WINS, and has contributed to KUAF 91.3 public radio in Arkansas as producer, reporter and host.
Sara is currently the producer of “Making Gay History: The Podcast,” as well as audio producer for History UnErased’s LGBT+ academic content series for middle school and high school classrooms. “I now have the privilege of gleaning life-changing stories from the Making Gay History archive of Eric Marcus.”
FUN FACT: Sara provides the HUE team with the privilege of learning “sizzler” “bits” of life-changing British English.
Patricia Murray brings decades of experience in research and curriculum development. A veteran educator in urban settings, Pat earned her B.A. in political science at Wellesley College and a Master of Education degree at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She also has a graduate certification in Applied Behavior Analysis and is a licensed teacher of English as a Second Language. She has worked as an educator at all grade levels from K-12, including with special needs, immigrant, and refugee populations.
Before entering education, Pat interned at the national office of PFLAG, worked at the United States Holocaust Memorial and Museum in Washington, D.C., and ran a “Meals-on-Wheels” program in southern Maine.
Pat also has a long history of progressive political activism, especially on LGBT+ issues.