Amber Buck
Amber Buck is a militant spirit, writer at heart, teacher, and mother. Amber is a Bison (Howard University - 2003), a Trojan (University of Southern California - 2009), and a soon-to-be Hornet (Emporia State University) as well as a lover of all things Ru Paul, Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Raphael Saadiq. She graduated early and with honors with a print journalism degree from Howard University. Her writings about education and cultural inequity have been published in The Boston Globe, The Shreveport Times, The Kansas City Star, The St. Petersburg Times/Tampa Bay Times, and Neon Tommy at the University of Southern California. She graduated with distinction from the University of Southern California as a part of its very first cohort of specialized journalism. Her specialization was education coverage. She taught English for 11 years in high needs, high poverty, and high minority schools in four different states -- California, Louisiana, Missouri, and Kansas. She is currently the Coordinator of Community Relations, Partnerships & Inclusion for the Piper School District in Kansas City, Kansas.
Manager of Career and Technical Education, Adjunct Professor, and Facilitator
In-Person Session
A tale of two school districts -- one predominantly white in Kansas and the other predominantly Black in Missouri -- participating in The 1619 Project’s inaugural national cohort.

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