August 25, 2021

Respected Sociologist and Activist James Loewen Dies at 79

James Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, died last Thursday, August 19 in Bethesda, MD. Loewen was a highly respected sociologist and racial justice activist, as well as the author of several textbooks that challenge the white, Eurocentric history taught in most schools. He attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he studied sociology. These studies led him to spend time auditing courses at Mississippi State University, the Tuskeegee Institute, and Tougaloo College in early 1963. Loewen and Dr. Charles Sallis co-wrote Mississippi: Conflict and Change in 1974 as a corrective response to the content assigned to his...

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