Education For Life Academy
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LaTasha Levy, Ph.D., Curriculum Co-Developer
Dr. Levy is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia (UVA) where she teaches courses on African American history and politics.
From 2001-2004 Dr. Levy served as the Interim Assistant Dean of UVA's Office of African American Affairs, and Director of the Luther P. Jackson Black Cultural Center. During her tenure, Dr. Levy was responsible for reinstating the university's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration; founding the Black Leadership Institute; and
co-founding the Charlottesville community's Juneteenth Celebration among other initiatives.
Prior to her time at UVA, Dr. Levy taught English and Social Studies at the Maya Angelou Public Charter High School in Washington, D.C. where she helped to develop and implement a curriculum based on the fundamental theme, "How Do I Do the Right Thing in an Unjust Society?"
Dr. Levy is currently writing a book that examines the ideological shift in Black Republican politics from liberal to conservative during the Civil Rights and Black Power era. Her research and teaching interests include Black politics, social movements, Black women’s studies, and race in the United States.
Dr. Levy earned her Ph.D in African American Studies from Northwestern University, a Master's degree in Africana Studies from Cornell University, and a Bachelor's degree in African American and African Studies from the University of Virginia.
Committed to the preservation
and teaching of African and African American history...