Our mission is to UnErase LGBTQ history in K-12 schools.
Our vision is a more just and harmonious world.
History UnErased (HUE) is founded by award-winning classroom teachers who bring decades of experience into the development of high quality instructional materials and educator trainings. The HUE team works in partnership with expert historians and archivists, the Library of Congress, New York City Department of Education, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, ONE Archives Foundation at USC Libraries, New York Public Library, National Park Service, and more!
HUE’s reach and impact extends to youth in New England, New York, Florida, and California – as well as Peru and Germany!
Debra Fowler is HUE’s Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director. Debra is a veteran (former) classroom teacher, U.S. Army veteran, documentary filmmaker and public speaker who is resolute to challenge the inequities 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. Debra has co-authored inquiry-based academic resources, including UnErased: 50 Ways to UnErase History which answers the what, where, and how to infuse LGBTQ history and academic content in a cross-disciplinary approach for grades 9+.
Miriam Morgenstern is HUE’s Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director. Teacher, teacher trainer, curriculum developer and entrepreneur, Miriam has had over 30 years of experience to develop her core belief that children and adults are natural learners, and in the optimum environment they have the capacity for deep thinking and limitless creativity. Before co-founding HUE in 2015, Miriam was a classroom teacher in a large urban high school where she developed a service learning academy and international teacher exchange programs with Cambodia and Germany. She has co-authored an LGBTQ academic inquiry series that includes in-depth exploration of the Lavender Scare and Stonewall Riots and is currently developing an LGBTQ civil rights history curriculum for New York City Department of Education. Miriam received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University, attended the Chinese University of Hong Kong and received an MS in Teaching English as a Second Language from SUNY Albany.
FUN FACT: Miriam’s creativity soars when she is at an altitude of 37,000 feet!
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, tireless devotion to creating award-winning materials, and passion to ensure the efficacy of History UnErased’s mission will leave an indelible mark for generations to come.
FUN FACT: We call her Lash-o-magic.
Eric Marcus is executive editor of Making Gay History – The 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.
FUN FACT: Eric’s dear friend and neighbor is the incomparable Sara Burningham!
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.
Stacie Brensilver Berman taught U.S. History for ten years at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn before returning to school to pursue a PhD in Social Studies Education at New York University. Her dissertation, “Behind the Times: The Struggle to Include LGBTQ History in High School U.S. History Classes,” examines the absence of this history in resources available to teachers, as well as the benefits and impact reported by educators who do incorporate LGBTQ history in their classes. In addition, Stacie’s curriculum development projects focus on finding innovative and relevant ways to engage students and connect the history they learn to the world in which they live.
FUN FACT: Stacie is writing a children’s book titled Colortown about children learning to understand and embrace their differences and their similarities.