Rodney Pierce

NC Social Studies teacher Rodney Pierce on the need to teach a broad, full history of America

BY: - November 8, 2021

Pierce is a social studies teacher at Red Oak Middle School in Battleboro, North Carolina and was social studies teacher of the year in 2019.

A North Carolina social studies teacher makes the case for teaching the truth about history on national television

BY: - July 22, 2021

A North Carolina social studies teacher appeared on MSNBC’s REIDOUT on Wednesday to discuss accusations that he’s biased for teaching the realities of slavery. Rodney Pierce teaches at Red Oak Middle School in Battleboro, where he incorporates the history of local lynchings, slavery and Confederate monuments into lessons. Pierce, who worked on the state’s new […]

Social studies teacher continues quest to strip name of UNC Chapel Hill founder from Halifax County school

BY: - July 7, 2020

Social studies teacher Rodney Pierce on Monday asked the Halifax County Board of Education to remove the name of UNC Chapel Hill founder and former governor William R. Davie from a middle school in Roanoke Rapids. Pierce cited Davie’s enslavement of Black people on plantations in Halifax County and Chester County in South Carolina as the reason the name should be removed from William R. Davie […]

UNC founder was a slave owner. Teacher wants his name removed from Halifax County school.

BY: - June 18, 2020

Citing William Richardson Davie’s enslavement of Africans, a social studies teacher has launched a petition to remove the name of the UNC-Chapel Hill founder and former North Carolina governor from a middle school in Halifax County. Rodney Pierce started an online petition signed by more than 1,200 people who support stripping Davie’s name from William R. Davie Middle STEM Academy in Roanoke Rapids and replacing it with the […]