Assist Us Educate Black Historical past
YAAHA is grateful for all of the people and organizations who help sharing
black historical past to carry inspiring black achievements to the general public on this
Thanksgiving vacation. However, sadly, researching and writing about
historical past is usually compromised with sources which might be slanted with political
YAAHA has spent the final six years bringing black historical past to the general public that
celebrates the historic significance of black accomplishments by utilizing
fact-based documented info. On the similar time, YAAHA doesn’t shy
away from the atrocities dedicated throughout slavery and past. Black historical past is
American historical past, however black historical past is greater than what’s taught in our public
college American historical past books.
Previous Donations from our supporters have made doable these new educating
movies for black historical past:
of Frederick Douglass’ Speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of
for “Speaking Historical past with Harriet and Roxanne”
Dramatic studying of “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July” by
Rodney Vincent Rice
Go to our Sources web page
to seek out all of our movies.
How Vital is Historical past?
Slaves had been denied an training, however at important
danger, they fought to be taught to learn. People who helped them be taught to
learn had been additionally in danger for doing so. In the present day, many black students write
concerning the disparities in black training and attempt to discover the options for the
instructional hole between non-white kids and their white counterparts.
There may be a mess of causes for this disparity, however one facet stays
clear. Our kids have no idea the hundreds of their ancestors that went
earlier than them and completed nice issues for this nation.
When persons are blind to historical past, they’re extra seemingly
to imagine distorted narratives. Robert L. Woodson has
made his life’s work to appropriate the distorted narrative that blacks are hapless
victims of the cultural previous. In an open letter to the Nationwide Faculty
Boards Affiliation and Native Faculty Boards, he writes: “The
prevailing narrative of racial grievance has been corrupting the instruction of
American historical past and the humanities for a lot of a long time however has accelerated
dangerously over the previous 12 months. Essentially the most damaging results of such instruction
fall on lower-income minority kids, who’re implicitly informed that they’re
helpless victims with no energy or company to form their very own futures.”
YAAHA helps people and organizations who present tales of
resilience and perseverance to empower our college students.
Donate to YAAHA’s Schooling Fund to assist:
extra Harriet & Roxanne animated movies for elementary historical past
an interactive digital historical past platform for training Ok-12.
to develop further downloadable lesson plans for Ok-12
present talking engagements for faculties
The Significance of Constitution Colleges
Success Academy’s Wonderful Monitor Document
Thomas Sowell is an advocate of training and believes in
constitution faculties and college vouchers. He has inspired college boards to not
search for new and improved strategies to appropriate the training hole however to return to
previous style rules of self-discipline and work ethic. Most significantly, to encourage
younger black college students to work more durable and abandon the counterproductive notion
that searching for instructional excellence is “performing white.”
In Constitution Colleges and their Enemies, Sowell
compares 100 particular person public faculties to their counterpart constitution faculties,
situated in the exact same constructing, serving the exact same neighborhood. The check
scores present the constitution faculties acting at a proficiency charge a number of instances
over the opposite faculties in the identical constructing. Sadly, greater than 50,000
college students are on ready lists in New York Metropolis to get into these faculties, such
as Success Academy and KIPP constitution faculties.
Give the Vacation Present that retains on giving!
YAAHA is happy to announce the third printing of Black
Historical past 1619 – 2019, now obtainable in bookstores and with different
distributors. As well as, chances are you’ll buy the eBook or hardcover
guide on Amazon.com. The
guide is a wonderful useful resource for black research in America.
“An Very best Curriculum Textbook for Black
Research and American Historical past.” – Midwest Ebook Evaluate
“Our Academy refers to this glorious
and goal assessment of Black Historical past that sheds gentle on many chapters of
American historical past in a transparent, goal, and exact language backed up by
thorough analysis and plenty of compelling photographs and particular person tales. It permits
actual dialog and constructive occupied with race on this nation as an alternative
of the propaganda that seeks racial division for financial and political acquire. I
encourage different faculties to make use of it when creating their American Historical past
programs, significantly throughout Black Historical past month, as it’s a wealth of
sources for lesson planning.” – Frank LaGrotteria, D.Min, Headmaster,
Bridgeport Worldwide Academy
YAAHA continues to serve the neighborhood by offering in-depth supplies to
enrich the historical past of America by offering the invaluable contributions of
black residents. We’re “Altering Views About Black Historical past
Please assist us construct leaders via black historical past training.YAAHA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit; please take into account donating to assist us increase
our instructional supplies. Thanks for being a supporter of YAAHA.
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