The Time Is Now to UnErase History

History UnErased is an education non-profit bringing LGBTQ history, as it intersects with race, gender, and nationality, into the mainstream curriculum.

We are the first and only organization entirely dedicated to providing K-12 schools with the curriculum and training they need to teach LGBTQ-inclusive, intersectional history, and our curriculum is integrated within K-12 state standards for a more complete, complex, and empowering story of America. 

"Everyone in the world needs to learn about this. This can change the world." Mohammad, high school student

 

 

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UnErasing History Unites "WE THE PEOPLE"

People who we label and understand today as LGBTQ have always existed--in every part of humanity--but the absence of these identities in our nation’s classrooms means that students never learn the stories of people and events that were critical to the founding and shaping of the United States. The erasure of this history has been teaching students that LGBTQ people never existed. Our curriculum is changing this!

Our Intersections & Connections curriculum unerases important histories, ensuring dignity and equitable representation for all K-12 students in the story of "We the people." And our whole-school approach and sustainable model ensure educators are well-supported. 

 

"I wish this was part of my childhood education, as it would have been life-changing to have learned LGBTQ history in school. History UnErased's work is essential to ensure a welcoming place for us in society." - Jim, community member

 

 

Managing the Fear of Change

Reaching the hearts and minds of every school staff member is the first step in paving the way for lasting societal change. We include ALL school staff in the introduction to our curriculum to address the social, cultural, and political fear that invariably accompanies the teaching of LGBTQ history, especially because our curriculum connects with topics of race and gender. We address those concerns head-on to help dispel any misperceptions and allay any fear. 

"If all students are taught LGBTQ history it will help to cultivate acceptance and respect. If people know how we got here, and where we still need to go, it will be a lot easier to be an ally outside of the classroom." - Lena, HS educator

 

 

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"This isn't LGBTQ history, it's just history. We should be learning this from elementary school on." - Michele, grade 8 student

 

We want you to be a part of this critical and necessary work. There are schools RIGHT NOW, across the nation, ready to bring our curriculum into their classrooms but they lack the funding. Your donation and support help History UnErased continue putting life-affirming, life-changing, and life-saving LGBTQ history into its rightful place--the classroom.

We need your help. Please donate now!

 

Our curriculum reflects over seven years of research and development by expert classroom teachers, curriculum designers, historians, librarians, and education policy leaders. Our curriculum is anchored in copyright-secured primary sources curated from digital and print collections from libraries and archives across the nation, as well as the Library of Congress, National Archives, National Park Service, and more.