History UnErased’s mission is to bring LGBTQ history into all classrooms to create a more just and harmonious world.
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.
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, and current K-12 educators to develop high quality curricula and programs that are responsive to the unique needs of varying contexts.
Deborah Lash is History UnErased’s Creative Director, bringing decades of experience in creative design of educational instructional resources, curriculum materials and digital resources for K-12 classrooms. Deborah’s understanding of how to make History UnErased’s products sing weave together her professional contributions to Pearson, Houghton Mifflin and Measured Progress, as well as her personal connection to the need and relevancy of History UnErased’s resources and services.
Deborah’s creativity, passion to ensure the efficacy of History UnErased’s mission and tireless devotion to creating award-winning materials will leave an indelible mark for generations to come.
Fun Fact: We call her Lash.
Eric Marcus is executive editor of 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. 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 LGBTQ Academic Inquiry Kits for middle school and high school classrooms.
FUN FACT: Sara provides the HUE team with “sizzler” “bits” of life-changing British English.