Teaching students a new Black history

February 25, 2021 ☼ black-historyrace

Source: MPR News - Link

But, Henderson says, time is limited in traditional public schools, and she wanted to see what could be done with a voluntary, supplemental program where the teachers and the children were all Black.

“I thought a lot about my friends who went to Hebrew school on the weekends or Chinese school on the weekends” — a place to maybe learn a language, pick up some cultural know-how and affirm a positive identity. “Other ethnic groups don’t rely on the government to teach their kids about themselves. Why are we relying on the government to teach Black kids about our history, our culture, our heroes and heroines, our folktales?”

I can understand the desire for this.