Todd M. Mealy, Ph.D.  


News and Events

April 1, 2021, 7 P.M.
"Pedagogy, Patience, and Persistence: An Academic Equity Curriculum Guide for Educators"
Antiracist Summit
Millersville University

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

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
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."

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.

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"

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

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

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

June 19, 2018
Appearance on Good Day PA! with Amy Kehm
Channel ABC27, 12:30 p.m.

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"

September 10, 2017
Lancaster Sunday News
"In the era of Charlottesville and Kaepernick, some Lancaster County educators look to address race in the classroom"
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

November 29, 2016
Article: "Teacher's Book Inspires William Howard Day Award"

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"

March 21, 2016
WITF Smart Talk: Teachers Teach Civil War Period
SmartTalk with Scott Lamar on WITF 89.5

January 27, 2016
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Capital Area Chapter
An informal presentation about Glenn Killinger and the experience of coaching and writing.
Click here

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

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

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

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