Big Class in Press 2017: A Year in Review

As the calendar year enters its final months, we are reflecting on a few of Big Class's big moments in 2017:

Big Class: When a ‘Dark and Stormy’ night means initiatives for education (ViaNolaVie)

On Big Class's history, values, programs, and future. 

Big Class gives students a voice through new book (National Association of Black Journalists)

The NABJ Monitor discusses History Between These Folds, a collection of personal narratives by 11th graders at G.W. Carver High School, with partner teacher Eric Parrie and Big Class Program Director Kyley Pulphus.

Carver students publish book to document life in New Orleans (Louisiana Weekly)

In conversation with partner teacher Eric Parrie and student authors on the process of writing and publishing History Between These Folds.

Costumes encouraged, creativity rules at A Dark and Stormy Night (

A recap on Big Class's annual literary Halloween party, A Dark and Stormy Night, complete with photos and the recipe for the winning ghost story-inspired cocktail.

Free the Memory (Oxford American)

Celebrated author Kiese Laymon's foreword for History Between These Folds.

Gambit's 40 Under 40, Class of 2017 (Gambit)

Big Class's co-founder and executive director, Doug Keller, is named one of the Gambit's 40 Under 40.

Ninth Ward High School Students Publish Book About Life in NOLA (NOLA Defender)

On the publishing party and reading for History Between These Folds at Cafe Istanbul.

Tapping New Orleans’ Haunted History To Give Student Voices A Boost (Good Education)

On Big Class's future as 826 New Orleans and the Haunting Supply Company.

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