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Katie Pearson and Mic Crenshaw talk about IDHH Curriculum

By The Jefferson Exchange

Interview with Katie Pearson of OHS and Mic Crenshaw of Education WithOut Borders about the curriculum based on It Did Happen Here

Sinclair Lewis watched the rise of the Fascists and Nazis in Europe and wrote the novel It Can’t Happen Here, published in 1935.

The Oregon Historical Society shows high school students that ultra-nationalism and racism took root in the Northwest in the late 20th century, in a curriculum calledIt Did Happen Here. The lessons go back to the roots of Oregon racism, enshrined in the Black exclusion law in place upon statehood, and trace the story right up to evidence of racism now.