Mission Statement

 

The Black Caucus of NCTE/CCCC is an advocacy group of Black English language arts educators and scholars who are involved in the teaching and learning of communication skills. The Black Caucus:

  • Promotes and supports positive images and meaningful status, i.e. involvement and key leadership roles, for Black professional English language arts educators in NCTE, CCCC, and the profession at large.
  • Initiates and supports resolutions and position statements that result in a broader understanding of language, composition, and literature.
  • Maintains a network of Black educators whose interests include appropriate teaching methodologies and practices that foster success for Black teachers and students in language, composition, and literature.

In Solidarity,

Dr. Elaine Richardson
Black Caucus, NCTE/CCCC, Co-Chair
Professor of Literacy Studies
The Ohio State University

Dr. David Kirkland
Black Caucus, NCTE/CCCC, Co-Chair
Associate Professor of English and Urban Education
New York University

Caucus Videos

The videos below were developed through a project titled, Writing and Working for Change: A Digital Archive of Social Activism by Teachers of NCTE/CCCC. These videos serve as one of many ways to preserve and expand access to records documenting the collective work of English teachers and as a way of supporting NCTE’s commitment to social justice and equality.