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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the NEA-ATA Merger

America’s black and white educators took an unprecedented and courageous step in 1966. The National Education Association (NEA) and the American Teachers Association (ATA) merged to preserve the unity and integrity of the education profession amidst a decade of great change and upheaval. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this historic merger. Celebrate with us as we honor the significance of this historic merger at the events surrounding NEA’s annual meeting—including the Ethnic Leaders Meeting, the Joint Conference on Concerns of Minorities and Women, the Human and Civil Rights Awards Dinner, and the Representative Assembly.

  • Pick up your mementos of the Merger, including a poster, provided to all delegates at registration.
  • Visit the Merger Exhibit celebrating NEA’s past and future.       
  • Purchase a ticket at www.nea.org/hcrawards to attend the Human and Civil Rights Awards Dinner, where public school students will pay homage to the union of NEA and ATA.
  • Take part in an RA ceremony recognizing the pioneers who were vital to the success of a merger that continues to be significant half a century later.

The NEA-ATA Merger ensured that NEA would keep social justice advocacy at the forefront of its mission to provide a quality public education for all of America’s students.


 

2018 AWARDS DINNER INFORMATIONAL LINKS   

 


AWARD WINNERS 


2017 CONFERENCE ON RACIAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE LINKS

 


HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES 

 

 

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