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NAME Multicultural Instructional Media:
The Monarch DVD Series


  • Affirming Diversity: Creating Multicultural Communities
    Sonia Nieto, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Building Culturally Responsive Relationships with Diverse Families of Children with Disabilities
    Beth Harry, University of Miami, Florida  SORRY! Currently SOLD OUT! But, copies have been reordered! Please check back!
  • Changing Demographics: Implications for Educators
    Philip C. Chinn, California State University, Los Angeles (Emeritus)

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When They Were Young: A Retrospective of Childhood

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From the Archives of The Library of Congress
Text by Robert Coles

Announcing an exciting collaboration between NAME, The Library of Congress & Kales Press.

Join our efforts designing educational materials and programs based on the images and text.

Contact Tasha Lebow at tlebow@umich.edu for details.



“I SURE SEE A LOT ON THAT BUS RIDE TO SCHOOL,” an African American youngster of ten once told a Boston physician who was helping implement the very “Operation Exodus” this photograph was intended to document. His self-description might have explained correctly what was crossing the mind of this picture’s traveling student. “I sit and take in things, I guess you could say.” His mother used that expression and he’d oblige her quite often as he spoke of what passed him by as he sat on a bus that carried him from Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, where African American children lived, to Boston’s far more well-to-do Back Bay section, where a once all-white school housed him and a few of his pals from nine in the morning until three in the afternoon.

When asked what he especially recalled “taking in,” he was alertly forthright: “I see people going about their business you know, they’re on their way to work, walking or running. They’ll look at the bus I’m on, and they know it’s not the one they want for themselves–us colored kids on it. That’s what I see in those white places, some looking at us, some looking away. You can see it on their faces if they’re for you or against. My dad says, “In life, people are with you, or they’re not.’ That’s what I’ll be thinking as I look out. Every once in a while, though, I let myself go on a trip––there’ll be a store, or a building, where they’ll be selling cars, and I think that place looks real cool, and if I had the dough, then I’d just try to be real relaxed, and walk in, as if it was my right, and there’d be no one saying something bad.” So it went, a boy on a bus, “taking in things,” trying to find hope and possibility for himself, amidst the experienced vulnerability and outright jeopardy he knew so well to be his fate.

–- Robert Coles, When They Were Young: A Retrospective of Childhood From the Library of Congress Archives, Kales Press.


Clothing & Accessories



They make EXCELLENT Gifts to all your Wrong-Thinker Friends!

NAME it, and Change the World!

Have you noticed the Red Triangle in NAME’s logo? It carries a long tradition of social action.

During the Nazi Holocaust, people forced into ghettos and concentration camps were required to wear badges to indicate the reason–or reasons–for their persecution. Many people are aware that Jews were forced to wear yellow stars and gay people were forced to wear pink triangles, but many don’t know that the coding system included other categories, like black triangles for the Roma, purple for Jehovah’s Witnesses.

The RED TRIANGLE was required of “WRONG THINKERS”: any political or religious dissidents who dared to speak out against the ruling regime.blackbracelet

NAME uses this symbol to reaffirm our commitment to being the voice of those who cannot speak for themselves, to be advocates for those powerless to act, and to be allies to all who work for social justice and equity.

This hand-made bracelet was produced for NAME through a Fair Trade arrangement with the new vocational school in Santa Cruz la Laguna, a small Maya village on the shores of spectacular volcanic Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. Purchase of the bracelet supports a dual fund-raiser, with the money split between NAME and the new vocational school in Santa Cruz, through Amigos de Santa Cruz, the nonprofit organization that supports the schools and community. ¡Gracías for your support!

To order your Wrong Thinkers’ bracelet, contact Tasha Lebow: tlebow@umich.edu


$12.00 each, shipping included.  Please specify: 

BLACK (LONGER length only–band is 7.25 inches)


GOLD: (SHORTER length only–band is 6.25 inches)


Fit details: Currently we only have the 2 color/size options available. For the total length of the bracelet–including the loop and toggle end), add one inch to the measurements above.