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Todd M. Mealy, Ph.D.  

Website of HISTORIAN and founder of the EQUITY INSTITUTE FOR RACE-CONSCIOUS PEDAGOGY, LLC

Above: Todd meeting Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Millersville, PA, April 23, 2019.

Above: Todd with Eddie Glaude at Franklin and Marshall College, Sept. 12, 2019

Above: Todd is with New York Times bestselling biographer Kate Clifford Larson, Lancaster, PA. Dec. 9, 2019.

Above: Todd Mealy with Van Jones, CNN Commentator and cofounder of Dream Corps, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and the Love Army (August 3, 2017, Philadelphia, PA)

Below: Todd is with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum at the 2018 National Association for Multicultural Education International Conference (November 28, 2018, Memphis, TN)

Todd is with Washington Post Associate Editor and author of Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's Journey from Slavery to Segregation (April 25, 2019).

Above: Todd with Marc Lamont Hill, 1/15/18 (Millersville University, Millersville, PA)

Above: Todd serving as moderator of a student panel at the Pennsylvania School Board Association Equity Summit in Hershey PA, Oct. 14, 2019.

Above: Todd addressing a crowd at the Oxford Historical Society, Oxford, PA, October 10, 2017.

Above: Todd speaking at the Millersville Area Historical Society, August 12, 2017.

Todd delivering a talk on Martin Luther King and Black Power at Elizabethtown College, Dec. 5, 2017.

Above and below, Todd speaks about William Howard Day, the first African American on the PSBA, at the annual Pennsylvania School Board Association Conference in Hershey, PA October 22, 2014.

Todd on January 19, 2012 with former advisor to Pres. Clinton and political commentator Paul Begala.

Todd with political commentator and great-granddaughter of Pres. Hoover Margaret Hoover, January 19, 2012.

Todd with Hari Jones of the National African American History Museum, August 16, 2015.

Todd with HUD Secretary Julian Castro and twin brother Rep. Joaquin Castro, January 19, 2012.

News and Events

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UPCOMING EVENTS


July 15, 2021, 6:00 P.M. EST

The Dorothy Height Book Club

"This Is the Rat Speaking"

Register here: https://ywcalancaster.org/programs/crge/bookclub/


July 18, 2021

Book TV, PCN

"This Is the Rat Speaking"

Information here: https://pcntv.com/aa_experience/

Watch here 

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PRIOR EVENTS


April 1, 2021, 7 P.M.

"Pedagogy, Patience, and Persistence: An Academic Equity Curriculum Guide for Educators"

Antiracist Summit

Millersville University

Register here 


April 13, 2021, 4:00 P.M.

"Pedagogy, Patience, and Persistence: An Academic Equity Curriculum Guide for Educators"

PSSC - Penn State University College of Education


February 2, 2021 (Specific date and time TBA)

The Equity Summit

Virtual, Washington D.C.

Presentation Title: "How to Disrupt Racism at Majority White Schools"


December 15, 2020, 7 P.M.

"A Discussion with Connor Towne O'Neill, Confederate Monuments and Race Conscious Instruction"

Virtual, Midtown Scholar Bookstore

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Register here 


November 20, 2020, 5 PM

"Parenting White Kids"

YWCA Lancaster, Day of Extra Give

Lancaster, Pennsylvania


October 9, 2020

National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Conference: "Living Multicultural Education: Peace and Justice thru the Ballot Box and Activism"

Oct. 8-10, 2020

click here 

Lecture Title: "Teaching Race to White Students: How to Disrupt Racism at Majority White High Schools"


September 17, 2020

"A Discussion 'With' Injustice"

Alvernia University


June 18, 2020

PDK 2020: Educators Rising National Conference, Washington D.C.

"Race Conscious Pedagogy: Equitable Curricula and the Disruption of Racism and Predominantly White High Schools."


June 5, 2020

"I Can't Breath Series" Educators' Episode

The Bond Educational Group

District of Columbia


June 4, 2020

"What is happening? Why are communities burning?"

YWCA Lancaster, Lancaster, PA


June 1, 2020

WITF Smart Talk with Scott Lamar

"Black people feel under siege after recent violent deaths and incidents."

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May 4, 2020

Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg, PA

"A Conversation with Todd Mealy and Linda Schwab: A Holocaust Survival Story"


February 21, 2020

T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria, VA

"Revolutionary Teaching and Race Conscious Pedagogy in the 21st Century"


October 15, 2019

Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Cocoa Rooms

"Lifting Up Student Voices and Engagement" 1:45-2:45 p.m.

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Additional information 


October 24, 2019

Franklin & Marshall College, Mayser Gymnasium, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

"This is the Rat Speaking: Remembering the 1969 Black Student Protest at F&M with Dr. Benjamin Bowser, Honorable LeRoy Pernell, and Dr. Todd Mealy"

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June 28, 2019

Lecture Title: "Teaching Race to White Students: The Question of Critical Race Studies and the Effort to Transform Pedagogy in a Rural and Majority White School District."

Venue: American University, Yuma Hall, Room Y116, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.


May 25, 2019

Harrisburg Peace Promenade, Live and Life Long Learning Series

Chautauqua DCPL, Front and Walnut Streets

Lecture Title: "Wm. Howard Day's Harrisburg"

Time 2:00-4:00 p.m.


April 9, 2019

"50 Years Later: The Black Student Protest at F&M in 1969"

Franklin & Marshall College


March 21, 2019

Penn State University-Harrisburg, Book Celebration

Book: "Glenn Killinger, All-American: Penn State's World War I Era Sports Hero"

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


February 24, 2019

Opinionated Facts Podcast

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January 8, 2019

Chester County Sports Hall of Fame

7:00 p.m. at Timothy's Restaurant at Parkway Shopping Center, West Chester, PA

Lecture Title: "War Seasons: Glenn Killinger at Penn State During The Great War"


November 10, 2018

Millersville Area Historical Society

9:00 a.m.

Lecture Title: "Synthetic Heroism: Glenn Killinger, World War I, and the Enduring Legacy of the Intersection of Sports and Politics"


October 24, 2018

Webcast: Equity in Schools -- Building Momentum"

Pennsylvania School Board Association, Mechanicsburg, PA

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October 16, 2018

Equity Summit: Reimagining in Equitable Spaces in K-12 Education in Pennsylvania and Beyond

Panelist and Presenter, "Race Conscious Education in a Rural School District: The Trials and Tribulations of Engaging Students in Social Justice Pedagogy"

Lebanon Valley College, Lebanon, Pennsylvania

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June 19, 2018

Appearance on Good Day PA! with Amy Kehm

Channel ABC27, 12:30 p.m.

Click here 


June 10, 2018

Dauphin County Historical Society, Harrisburg, Penna.

2:30 p.m.

Lecture Title: "Synthetic Heroism: Glenn Killinger, World War I, and the Birth of the Celebrity in Postwar American Culture"


June 5, 2018

Midtown Scholar, Harrisburg, Penna.

7:00 p.m.

Lecture Title: "Glenn Killinger and the Intersection of Sports and Politics"


December 5, 2017

Elizabethtown College, Hoover Center, Room 212

Lecture title: "Wandering the Racial Wilderness: MLK, Race Consciousness, and Reimagining Black Power in Academia and Beyond"


October 10, 2017

Oxford Area (Chester County) Historical Society, 7:00 p.m.

Lecture Title: "Breaking the Color Line: 14th Amendment Incorporation and the Case that led to the Desegregate of Pennsylvania's Public Schools"

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September 10, 2017

Lancaster Sunday News

"In the era of Charlottesville and Kaepernick, some Lancaster County educators look to address race in the classroom"

Click here to read

Click here to read the follow-up editorial (Sept. 17, 2017)


August 12, 2017

Millersville Area Historical Society

9:00 a.m.

Lecture Title: "Wandering the Racial Wilderness in the Sixties: Black Power at Franklin and Marshall College and Beyond"

Click here 


August 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Constitution Center

1:00 p.m.

Lecture Title: "The 14th Amendment, Wm Howard Day, and the desegregation of Pennsylvania's public schools in the post Civil War era"


May 7, 2017

Midtown Scholar

2:45 p.m.

Lecture Title: "Wandering the Racial Wilderness: Black Power in Academia and Beyond"


January 21, 2017

C-SPAN Book TV, City Tour of Harrisburg

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November 29, 2016

Article: "Teacher's Book Inspires William Howard Day Award"

Click here 


April 1, 2016

Eastern American Studies Association Conference

Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania


April 9, 2016

British Association of American Studies & Irish Association of American Studies Conference

Queen's University-Belfast, Northern Ireland


Lecture Title: "This is the Rat Speaking! The Black Student Takeover and the Radical Movement for an interdisciplinary Black Studies Curriculum at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1968-1969"

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March 21, 2016

WITF Smart Talk: Teachers Teach Civil War Period

SmartTalk with Scott Lamar on WITF 89.5

Click here to listen 


January 27, 2016

Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Capital Area Chapter

An informal presentation about Glenn Killinger and the experience of coaching and writing.

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November 14, 2015

U.S.C.T. Grand Review Program, Civil War 150th

Live and Learn Series

3:00-3:30 p.m.

Lecture Title: "A Good Time Coming: A Profile of William Howard Day and his role in breaking the Color Line from the 1865 USCT Grand Review to the 1881 School Desegregation trials in Pennsylvania."


May 25, 2015, 12:15 p.m.

The 30th Annual Memorial Day Program at William Howard Day Cemetery, Steelton, PA

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February 18, 2015, 9:00 a.m.

WITF Smart Talk, A Discussion about William Howard Day

Smart Talk on WITF 89.5 with Scott LaMar

See here


February 8, 2015, 2:30 p.m.

Second Sunday at the Harris-Cameron Mansion, S. Front St., Harrisburg, PA

Lecture Title: "Professor Day: Wm. Howard Day and the effort to desegregate Pennsylvania's public schools in the post Civil War era".

See here: DCHS 


February 6, 2015

"William Howard Day, Unsung Abolitionist"

Interview with WITF FM's Arts & Culture host Cary Burkett

Listen here 


Saturday, November 14, 2014, 10:00 AM

Midtown Scholar

1302 N. Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102, 717-236-1680 Click here

Legendary Locals of Harrisburg by Todd Mealy

Author Signing


October 28, 2014, 7:00 PM

"Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle"

Penn State University-Harrisburg

Panel Discussion, Click here 


October 22, 2014, 9:00 PM

Pennsylvania School Board Association

Annual School Leadership Conference

Author signing and lecture

Lecture title: "William Howard Day's Peoples' College"


Saturday, October 4, 2014, 1:00 PM

Barnes & Noble, Camp Hill Shopping Center

58 South 32nd Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011, 717-737-0221

Legendary Locals of Harrisburg by Todd Mealy

Author Signing


October 2, 2014, 12:30 PM

ABC-27's Good Day-PA

Author Spotlight Interview with host Amy Kehm

Discussion about Legendary Locals of Harrisburg


Saturday, September 27, 2014, 1:00 PM

Dauphin County Historical Society, Click Here

Legendary Locals of Harrisburg by Todd Mealy

Author Signing

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