Dr. Caroline G. Whitcomb is a teacher educator, teacher, writer, and critic of the American South. Her five-year ethnographic journey with alumni of a former Black, private educational institution, located in the rural South, cultivated an interest in historic and present-day examples of liberatory education. In addition to praxis-based research, her work is an ongoing examination and application of hauntology, liberation theology, citizenship curriculum, and post-critical ethnography. Caroline has a BA in history from Randolph-Macon College, a MAT from Augusta University, and an EdD from Georgia Southern University. She teaches Curriculum Studies/Advanced Applied Research at Augusta University and middle school social studies.
In the fall of 2021, Dr. Michael Honey, Guggenheim Fellow and Haley Professor of Humanities at the University of Washington Tacoma in the United States, invited me to discuss nonviolence in K-12 education at a Radcliffe Institute seminar at Harvard University. This curriculum is the continuation of that research and writing. As we grieve the deaths of the 19 children and 2 teachers, my belief in the necessity of nonviolence education has multiplied. We need a generation, grounded in the truths of nonviolence, who are prepared to transform a broken nation and build a global world house.