Teaching about slavery is daunting. Common Core doesn't touch it and History-Social Studies Content Standards only directly teach slavery in grades 5, 7 and 8, with a passing mention in grade 10. The civil rights organization The Southern Poverty Law Center studied the implementation of slavery education, finding textbooks contain too little information, and teachers are not supported in preparing to teach it. Education efforts, especially in the early grades, focus on resistance efforts, and avoid the violence committed on black individuals, family, and culture. "As a result – students lack a basic knowledge of the important role it played in shaping the United States and the impact it continues to have on race relations in America." View Report
Their Teaching Tolerance Project provides a teaching guide and supplementary materials.
A docu-series on the African American Male Achievement program Toussaint participated in called Kingmakers of Oakland is available online.