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Blog: Through Testimony
Blog Posts by Keith Stringfellow
January 26, 2016
In January 2015, I traveled to Poland for the Auschwitz: Past is Present professional development program, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau. This entire experience, was and continues to be a life changing event for me on every level personally, professionally, and academically.
November 10, 2015
I teach at an Islamic school, and I am in awe of how testimony has opened the eyes and hearts of my students and inspired them to fight injustice. This is particularly amazing considering the Shoah is not even part of the curriculum in many Arab countries.
When I asked my class why testimony has affected them so deeply, their response was:
“Testimony teaches us that the world isn’t about us vs. them. It is about how WE can make the world a better place by not being bystanders.”
About Keith Stringfellow
Keith Stringfellow teaches American History, World History, and English at Charlotte Islamic Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina. Stringfellow has been teaching for nine years and was named Business and Finance High School's Teacher of the Year in 2010. He has been involved with USC Shoah Foundation since he was chosen to participate in the Auschwitz: Past is Present Professional Development Program in Poland and in the summer of 2015 he participated in the IWitness Fellows program. He received a B.A. in Social Studies at University of Alabama and an M.A. in Military History from American Military University.