Jericho ’98

As a community activist and law school graduate, B.Michael felt a deep commitment to raising awareness around the ongoing campaigns for justice for political prisoners like Mumia Abu-Jamal.

On 27 March 1998 in Washington DC, B.Michael accompanied a small group of his students from City-As-School for Jericho ’98. The purpose of the National Jericho Movement is amnesty and freedom for all political prisoners in the U.S. These photos (erroneously date-stamped on the 28th) were taken by B.Michael’s camera.

Were you present at this demonstration? Were you one of B.Michael’s students? Please let us hear from you!

The Future, Our Youth and the Virus

B.Michael and friend/sister/teacher Rhea Ummi Modeste team-taught a groundbreaking class on HIV/AIDS awareness at City-As-School High School. Here is a draft of their outline.


City-As-School’s principal at the time visited — and was duly impressed by — one of the sessions and wrote a letter to B.Michael’s and Ummi’s files.


Rethinking Columbus

As a community activist and as a high school teacher at City-As-School, B.Michael sought to raise critical awareness about the significance of the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus.

Here is how he broke it down for students:


How would B.Michael have taught the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower in 2020?