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Emily
(@theparallelnarrative)

2 Days 4 Hours Ago

Our current read aloud. . . . Man. I could hardly read this today because I was crying so hard. . . . Since becoming a Mother I have a really hard time reading or watching children experience pain and sorrow. . . . Every child becomes my child and my heart aches for them. I see myself in every Mother and empathize with her in her struggles and triumphs. . . . Needless to say, we are enjoying this story immensely. We are falling in love with this family. . . . Odilon is happy to know there are several more books in this series and that we won't have to say goodbye to Omakayas when this book ends. . . . An American classic not to be missed. . . The Birchbark House Series by Louise Erdrich. . . . #decolonizeeducation #readalouds #nativeperspectives #historicalfictionforkids #livinghistorybook #bookstagram #ownvoices #imnotyourprincess #louiseerdrich #theparallelnarrative19thcentury #theparallelnarrativebooks #indigenouswisdom #indigenousreads #indigenousknowledge #americanhistoryforkids #americanchildrensliterature #childrensliterature

Emily
(@theparallelnarrative)

6 Days 3 Hours Ago

Representation Matters. . . It matters ALL the time, not just for one month out of the year. . . . I am in agreement with the sentiment that if you are only teaching about black leaders, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians and history makers in the month of February, you are doing it wrong. . . . That is not to shame anyone that is in that position. Instead it is a gentle reminder to keep going! . . . Keep bringing home books from the library about the African American experience. . . . African American History IS American History. . . . Don't get me started on the irony of November being Native Heritage Month. . . . All of our history lessons should be full of diverse representation, experiences and narratives. ALL the time. . . . So, if you have fallen into the trap of all the various "heritage" or "history" months....get out! . . . Acknowledge it. Celebrate it! These declarations were created for VERY good reasons. . . . But don't stop teaching these narratives come months end. They should be woven throughout ALL year long! . . . #blackhistorymonth #blackknowledge #blackknowledgeispower #africanamericanhistory #africanamericanhistorymatters #ownvoices #representationmatters #americanhistory #americanhistory101 #homeschoolfreedom #historyforkids #homeschoolhistory #charlottemasoneducation #charlottemasonirl #decolonizeeducation #wokeeducators #wokeeducation #staywoke

Helen Sumter
(@helensumpro)

9 Days 5 Hours Ago

Kinderen en jongeren ontwikkelen een sterker zelfbeeld wanneer ze hun geschiedenis kennen en weet hebben van de generaties die hen voor zijn gegaan. http://nl.ancestors-unknown,org #familiegeschiedenis #gedeeldegeschiedenis #decolonizeeducation

Emily
(@theparallelnarrative)

10 Days 2 Hours Ago

I came across this book last week. . . . My boys know Nina Simone well; she is one of my favorites. This book speaks to her activism with music as a metaphor. It's lovely, short and simple. . . . About halfway through, Martin Luther King Jr. is mentioned. . . . My oldest said " Why is Martin Luther King in this book? This is not a story about his life is it?" . . . Aha! A moment of connection. We finished the book and I read them the lyrics to "Why?" (The King of Love is Dead) and then we watched a YouTube video of a live performance. . . . Sometimes the best homeschool moments are completely unexpected and unplanned. . . . Serendipitously, this would be a great read and listen for your students next week for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. . . . #blackknowledge #ninasimone #historythroughmusic #historythroughart #homeschoolforthewin #serendipity #decolonizeeducation #decolonize #socialjusticeeducation #civilrightsmovement #homeschoolhistory #historylesson #wefreeschool #charlottemasonirl #scienceofrelations #theparallelnarrative20thcentury #theparallelnarrativecivilrightsmovement #theparallelnarrativeartists #theparallelnarrativeelementary #theparallelnarrativepicturebooks #bookstagram #bravewriterlifestyle #composerstudy

@Regranned from @theparallelnarrative - *Post 3 of 3* . . . "It was as if a lot of white people had a place in their heads for black people, and you had to fit in that place in a certain manner or they didn’t want you. They wanted black performers to talk bad, say stupid things, and be like pets. Jack said a lot of white people were afraid of real black people." — Juba! Pg 122-123 . . . Lane was the first African American to perform with white minstrel troops in the United States. It was illegal until 1838. . . . In the beginning even Master Juba had to wear blackface and a wig. White audiences couldn't stand to see a black man on stage. Eventually his popularity allowed him to perform in his own skin. . . . The fact that Lane rose to fame as a dancer at this time is an amazing feat. In the antebellum U.S. free black men, women, and children lived with the very real threat of being kidnapped and sold into slavery. . . . Throughout the book Juba refuses to "coon it up." He wants to be recognized for his talent. His dignity, pride, and his refusal to be put in his place or to give up on his dreams are inspiring themes throughout the novel. . . . In 1845 Juba was the first black performer to get top billing over a white performer in a minstrel show. He eventually joined a troop that traveled to England. . . . He married an Englishwoman and settled there, opening his own dance studio. . . . Sadly he died at the tragic young age of 27 from what most historians believe to be malnutrition and sheer exhaustion. He worked non-stop and like all good artists gave every effort his all. . . . I would argue that his name is only familiar to students of dance. While his legacy is clear, I'm not sure how many people know it's HIS. We should. . . . See the last two posts for more! . . . #decolonizeeducation #masterjuba #tapdance #tapdancehistory #homeschoolhistory #historyforkids #realamericanhero #blackknowledge #blackhistory #blackheroes #representationmatters #diversityintheclassroom #teachyourchildrenwell #teachyourchildrenhistory #theparallelnarrative19thcentury #theparallelnarrativebiography #theparallelnarrativeartists - #regrann

Emily
(@theparallelnarrative)

12 Days 2 Hours Ago

*Post 3 of 3* . . . "It was as if a lot of white people had a place in their heads for black people, and you had to fit in that place in a certain manner or they didn’t want you. They wanted black performers to talk bad, say stupid things, and be like pets. Jack said a lot of white people were afraid of real black people." — Juba! Pg 122-123 . . . Lane was the first African American to perform with white minstrel troops in the United States. It was illegal until 1838. . . . In the beginning even Master Juba had to wear blackface and a wig. White audiences couldn't stand to see a black man on stage. Eventually his popularity allowed him to perform in his own skin. . . . The fact that Lane rose to fame as a dancer at this time is an amazing feat. In the antebellum U.S. free black men, women, and children lived with the very real threat of being kidnapped and sold into slavery. . . . Throughout the book Juba refuses to "coon it up." He wants to be recognized for his talent. His dignity, pride, and his refusal to be put in his place or to give up on his dreams are inspiring themes throughout the novel. . . . In 1845 Juba was the first black performer to get top billing over a white performer in a minstrel show. He eventually joined a troop that traveled to England. . . . He married an Englishwoman and settled there, opening his own dance studio. . . . Sadly he died at the tragic young age of 27 from what most historians believe to be malnutrition and sheer exhaustion. He worked non-stop and like all good artists gave every effort his all. . . . I would argue that his name is only familiar to students of dance. While his legacy is clear, I'm not sure how many people know it's HIS. We should. . . . See the last two posts for more! . . . #decolonizeeducation #masterjuba #tapdance #tapdancehistory #homeschoolhistory #historyforkids #realamericanhero #blackknowledge #blackhistory #blackheroes #representationmatters #diversityintheclassroom #teachyourchildrenwell #teachyourchildrenhistory #theparallelnarrative19thcentury #theparallelnarrativebiography #theparallelnarrativeartists

Emily
(@theparallelnarrative)

12 Days 18 Hours Ago

*Post 2 of 3* . . . Juba! By Walter Dean Myers opens in 1842. William Henry Lane is 17 years old; living and working in Five Points in New York City. . . . The novel follows Juba's rise from a well known local dancer to an artist of international acclaim. . . . The book starts off slow, but picks up pace about halfway through. . . . This is a portrait of a driven artist willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill his dreams. . . Simultaneously, it gives the reader a complex look into race, art, and popular culture in pre-Civil War America. . . . The book has several documents and images throughout, including maps of the Five Points area, posters for minstrel troops, play bills of actual performances by Juba, and reviews from some performances in England. . . . The book blends fiction and nonfiction beautifully. The character of Juba is based on the real William Henry Lane with meticulous research by Myers. However, there is a wonderful cast of fictional supporting characters who are equally interesting and lend a deeper understanding of the time period to the reader. . . . If you have a student of dance in your life, they might find this story one of interest. . . . #masterjuba #minstrelshows #blackknowledge #historybooks #decolonizeeducation #livinghistorybooks #youngadulthistoricalfiction #historicalfiction #historicalfictionforkids #teachyourchildrenwell #theparallelnarrativebiography #theparallelnarrative19thcentury #theparallelnarrativeartists #charlottemasoneducation

I especially love this since all my babies #tapdance #blacktapdance . @Regranned from @theparallelnarrative - *Post 1 of 3* . . . "Single shuffle, double shuffle, cut and cross-cut; snapping his fingers, rolling his eyes, turning in his knees, presenting the backs of his legs in front, spinning about on his toes and heels like nothing but the man's fingers on the tambourine; dancing with two left legs, two right legs, two wooden legs, two wire legs, two spring legs - all sorts of legs and no legs - what is this to him?" . . . "And in what walk of life, or dance of life, does man ever get such stimulating applause as thunders about him, when, having danced his partner off her feet, and himself too, he finishes by leaping gloriously on the bar-counter, and calling for something to drink, with the chuckle of a million of counterfeit Jim Crows, in one inimitable sound!" . . . -Charles Dickens from his American Notes writing about a young man named William Henry Lane also known as Master Juba the father of Modern American Tap dance. . . . More to come. . . . #minstrels #masterjuba #minstrelshows #blackknowledge #tapdancehistory #decolonizeeducation #ushistory #theparallelnarrative19thcentury - #regrann

Emily
(@theparallelnarrative)

13 Days 3 Hours Ago

*Post 1 of 3* . . . "Single shuffle, double shuffle, cut and cross-cut; snapping his fingers, rolling his eyes, turning in his knees, presenting the backs of his legs in front, spinning about on his toes and heels like nothing but the man's fingers on the tambourine; dancing with two left legs, two right legs, two wooden legs, two wire legs, two spring legs - all sorts of legs and no legs - what is this to him?" . . . "And in what walk of life, or dance of life, does man ever get such stimulating applause as thunders about him, when, having danced his partner off her feet, and himself too, he finishes by leaping gloriously on the bar-counter, and calling for something to drink, with the chuckle of a million of counterfeit Jim Crows, in one inimitable sound!" . . . -Charles Dickens from his American Notes writing about a young man named William Henry Lane also known as Master Juba the father of Modern American Tap dance. . . . More to come. . . . #minstrels #masterjuba #minstrelshows #blackknowledge #tapdancehistory #decolonizeeducation #ushistory #theparallelnarrative19thcentury #theparallelnarrativebiography #theparallelnarrativeartists #teachyourchildrenwell #teachyourchildrenhistory #historyforkids #charlesdickens #famousblackamericans

Emily
(@theparallelnarrative)

16 Days 4 Hours Ago

I'm really enjoying my current grown-up read. That's right. I read books for adults. . . . The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King gives accounts of historical events and pop culture ranging from invented massacres to the life and career of Will Rogers. . . . All are delivered with a good amount of skepticism, sarcasm and dark humor. And as that is my preferred lens for looking at history and life, it is my cup of tea. . . . Speaking of tea, I know #coffeeandbooks is a huge thing, but what about #chaiandbooks. That's a huge thing in our house. . . . #selfeducate #getwoke #readforgrowth #decolonizeeducation #decolonizenow #nativeamericanhistory #indigenouswisdom #historybooks #bookstagram #booksandchai #butfirstchai

Shawn Garcia
(@shawnrevfit)

27 Days 16 Hours Ago

#repost @revfitnyc (@get_repost) ・・・ Great event this past Tuesday with our sisters @khalilahloves824 and Chemay writers of the new awesome children’s book the ABCs of the Black Panther Party. Check it out and support! #abcbpp #redlove #decolonizeeducation #abcsofblackpantherparty #revolutionary #blackpantherparty #revolutionarychildren #revfit #revfitnyc #revfitharlem #eastharlem #spanishharlem #elbarrio #harlem

Great event this past Tuesday with our sisters @khalilahloves824 and Chemay writers of the new awesome children’s book the ABCs of the Black Panther Party. Check it out and support! #abcbpp #redlove #decolonizeeducation #abcsofblackpantherparty #revolutionary #blackpantherparty #revolutionarychildren #revfit #revfitnyc #revfitharlem #eastharlem #spanishharlem #elbarrio #harlem

Hearing from the authors S. Khalilah Brann and Chemay Morales-James about their new book the ABCs of the Black Panther Party #abcbpp #redlove #decolonizeeducation #abcsofblackpantherparty #revolutionary #blackpantherparty #revolutionarychildren #revfit #revfitnyc #revfitharlem #eastharlem #spanishharlem #elbarrio #harlem

Jenny Deida
(@jennyrevfit)

29 Days 22 Hours Ago

#repost @revfitnyc (@get_repost) ・・・ Amazing posters with illustrations from the artist of the new kids book by @creadnyc , the ABCs of the Black Panther Party #abcbpp #redlove #decolonizeeducation #abcsofblackpantherparty #revolutionary #blackpantherparty #revolutionarychildren #revfit #revfitnyc #revfitharlem #eastharlem #spanishharlem #elbarrio #harlem

Amazing posters with illustrations from the artist of the new kids book, the ABCs of the Black Panther Party #abcbpp #redlove #decolonizeeducation #abcsofblackpantherparty #revolutionary #blackpantherparty #revolutionarychildren #revfit #revfitnyc #revfitharlem #eastharlem #spanishharlem #elbarrio #harlem

Tonight we’re excited to be hosting Decolonizing Education Publishing for the children’s book release event of their new title the ABCs of the Black Panther Party. Come through we will be here till 8pm. Get a new copy signed by the authors and illustrator! #redlove #decolonizeeducation #abcsofblackpantherparty #revolutionary #blackpantherparty #revolutionarychildren #revfit #revfitnyc #revfitharlem #eastharlem #spanishharlem #elbarrio #harlem

Emily
(@theparallelnarrative)

2017-12-15 11:05:18

Maybe revolutions can start with one simple question. Why not? . . . Give a listen to the brand new @uncolonial_history podcast on SoundCloud. . . . The episode discusses the idea of unfounding the founding fathers. Why not? . . . The way we teach history and the stories we choose to tell can perpetuate stagnant growth or they can free us. . . . Why not? . . . #decolonizeeducation #decolonizehistory #endwhitesupremacy #ownvoices #historylesson #wefreeschool #keeplearning #cantstopwontstop #getwoke #selfeducation #motherculture

Chizoba Imoka
(@chichiofafrica)

2017-12-14 05:28:33

Christianity shouldn't equal Capitalism!! But that's all we are made to say Amen to in Nigerian churches.. you hear pastors saying, "You will be the head and not the tail"! " if after 10 years in Canada, you are living in the same house, there is something wrong with you!" , if you cannot donate minimum of 150 dollars don't bother?! Is the purpose of life really about being about pushing everyone down to get ahead? Is it about material accumulation?Does it mean that if If everyone comes to church, we will all be the head? who is good for the tail? Why do we have to be arranged into hierarchies?! Can't we all be different! Say NO to capitalism and capitalistic relations masquerading as Christianity! #decolonizereligion #decolonizereligionnow #africanrenaissance #decolonizeeducation #nigeria

Lauren Gucik
(@lauren.gucik)

2017-12-13 18:38:05

Oakland School board is voting to make millions and millions of cuts to public education. Say No! And then I want hear who’s ready to start spending more money on education!! #moremoneyforeducation #studentvoice is necessary! #decolonizeeducation

Chizoba Imoka
(@chichiofafrica)

2017-12-13 05:39:09

SAY A BIG FAT NO to Religious Entrepreneurs, Pastorpreneurs!!! Take your tithe money and help your driver that is making N40,000 and cant afford to live with his family or your Aunty living in Ajegunle or the village without good social amenities. We need spiritually sound and intellectually honest, upright citizens who will use their privilege and social capital to fight for quality public institutions that can disrupt the cycle of inequities in Nigeria! Imagine if all the catholic priests, Daddy GO, Daddy MFM and all the other Pentecostal Mummies and Daddies begin to demand and insist to government that we have publicly funded social institutions? You know we will have them! And we urgently need them.. the inequities and injustices in Nigeria is socially created and is pure evil! ' Elites' around the world fight for public institutions, why is our case different? That's what happened in Ontario's public school system.. when it concerns everyone, Everyone works for it. Say NO to private schools, Private hospitals or public private partnership scams as the solution to our social problems.. we need STRONG public schools, hospitals, roads, security that works and guarantees dignity for all human beings in spite of their ethnicity or social class! We must liberate our minds from these evil and insensitive people parading themselves in the name of Jesus! #nigeria #decolonizereligion #decolonizereligionnow #decolonizeeducation #africanrenaissance

Emily
(@theparallelnarrative)

2017-12-12 09:19:17

There are not very many living books about the First People's of Turtle Island (America) before European contact. . . . My boys and I absolutely loved Whispers of the Wolf by Pauline Ts'o. . . . Whispers of The Wolf is a story about a young Pueblo boy, Two Birds, and his relationship with a wolf pup that he rescues. . . . It is also a beautiful story about a boy coming into his gifts and finding his self confidence. . . . The story takes place in an unnamed Southwestern Pueblo about 500 years ago. . . . The illustrations are beautiful. . . . Pages giving cultural and historical information are included. The forward and preface are also lovely. . . . Whispers of the Wolf by Pauline Ts'o . . . #indigenouswisdom #pueblosofthesouthwest #livingbooks #livingbook #livinghistorybook #homeschool #homeschoollife #naturestudy #decolonizeeducation #nativehistory #turtleisland #teachyourkidshistory #childrensliterature #historicalfictionforkids #theparallelnarrative16thcentury #bookstagram #readthis #historyforkids #charlottemasonirl #charlottemasonlife

I was so #empowered by these youth today. They were #fearless 💜🔥🙌🏽 #snaps #repost @humanfreq ”You were all eagle feathers today!” Such an honour to have Mahlikah Awe:ri with my grade 8 students today for Day 2 of TDSB EngageArts Spoken Word workshop @torontodsb #engagedarts #scarborough #teachingheartsandminds #decolonizeeducation #spokenword #slampoetry #indigenouspride #mentorship #nextgen #artseducation #artistlife #motivationalmonday 🦅🦅🦅

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

2017-12-11 11:22:25

“You were all eagle feathers today!” Such an honour to have Mahlikah Awe:ri with my grade 8 students today for Day 2 of TDSB EngageArts Spoken Word workshop #tdsb #engagearts #scarborough #teachingheartsandminds #decolonizeeducation #spokenword #slampoetry

Emily
(@theparallelnarrative)

2017-12-09 08:59:43

Remember when I was all: "Where the heck is the book about Columbus told from the Native perspective?!" . . . Oh look. Here it is. It's been here all along. I was just late to the game. . . A Coyote Columbus Story by Thomas King is set in an American world where a fun and complex way of life already exists having been created by Coyote. . . . When Coyote gets bored because none of the animals or human beings will play baseball with her, she sings a song and does a dance and big trouble comes. . . . "three ships and some people in funny-looking clothes carrying flags and boxes of junk." Big. Trouble. . . . Right away Columbus and his men start poking around looking for anything they can take back to Spain to sell. . . My boys laughed out loud when Columbus says to his men after each has suggested "two dollar moose, or four dollar beavers" that "We can't sell that for poop. Find something else!" . . . This story is told with dignity and a fair share of sarcastic humor. . . . Please swipe to see the illustrations. They are amazing. The Europeans are simultaneously menacing and ridiculous. One is an Elvis Impersonator. It's just brilliant. . . . In the end Coyote is remorseful and tries her hardest to take back Columbus, but can't. Things go from bad to worse once she gets an idea. . . . This book does not mention conquest or genocide. Columbus is certainly made out to be the bad guy "he acts as if he has no relations." . . . It's not a story that tells the whole truth. Instead it is one that does not blame the victim, and that in itself is a breath of fresh air as far as this old story goes. . . . A Coyote Columbus Story by Thomas King Illustrated by William Kent Monkman . . . #rethinkingcolumbus #rethinkingcolumbusday #decolonizeeducation #decolonizehistory #nativeperspectives #ourvoices #ourvoicesmatter #columbus #coyotestories #indigenouswisdom #historyforkids #teachyourkidshistory

Emily
(@theparallelnarrative)

2017-12-08 09:12:31

It's #bookfacefriday. And while this is indeed not my face, I thought I would hop on and introduce myself and this project. There are quite a few new people here. Hi! . . . I'm Emily. I'm married to Ketan. We have three boys. Odilon is six, Sobian is four and Lumin is 22 months old. We homeschool! . . . I am hoping that The Parallel Narrative will eventually be an amazing website full of book lists, links to videos and other resources, all focusing on lesser known events and people within U.S. History. . . . It will be a place you or your child or your students can go to find the stories that are often left out of the main U.S. History narrative. . . . I'm no expert. I'm not a historian. I'm not trying to tell anyone's story for them. I'm simply trying to make it easier to find the stories. . . . I have been looking at homeschool history curricula for a while now and have yet to find one that I like. They all focus on the same old white men and their amazing heroics and feats. I'm so tired of that. And many of them are just unapologetically patriotic in the most 1-dimensional way. That's not learning. That's not growing. . . . So I decided I would have to hack it and make up my own program of study for U.S. history. It's a huge task. It will take time. . . . I really appreciate all the messages of support, encouragement and excitement I've received around this project. Keep em' coming. Send me your book recommendations. Let me know what you're studying with your students. Let's hack it together! . . #homeschoollife #homeschoolhacks #wefreeschool #decolonizeeducation #historyforkids #homeschoolhistory #teachyourchildrenwell #teachyourkidshistory

Jessica🖤
(@mamasnak)

2017-12-06 13:12:35

When we started homeschooling almost 7 years ago I knew that I wanted us to approach history in a way that would not only bring the stories to life but that it would also be as accurate and true as possible. Often times history books tell the story from the victors point of view with the opposing side being an afterthought, glossed over, misrepresented, and forgotten. I struggled to find something that felt right and that fit the narrative until my husband found this book. It is not an easy read with the truth being quite uncomfortable to process at times but it has begun to spurs on many rich and meaniful conversations with our children. Obviously this book isn't free but here is where my new favorite #wefreeschool history resource comes in. I was recently scrolling through a homeschool hashtag and found that the @theparallelnarrative had posted this same book! Of course I had to stop and see what her page was all about. I am so excited about what Emily is doing with this project and am even more excited to share it with you. This is as an excellent #wefreeschool history resource. So, if you're looking for history book recommendations or maybe some inspiration on lesser known but important historical figures to study please check out her page and follow along as she continues unpack history.

Emily
(@theparallelnarrative)

2017-12-06 07:52:48

*Post 3 of 3* . . . Two days after the local city elections a mob of 2000 armed white supremacists descended on Wilmington, North Carolina. They seized power and overturned the local government. . . . They burned down the building that housed The Record, the black daily newspaper. They marched through the streets terrorizing and killing black civilians and destroying black homes and businesses. . . . They rounded up legitimately elected officials (black and white) along with several prominent black citizens and marched them to the train station at gunpoint forcing them to leave town. . . . The leader of the mob, a group of Red Shirts (a militarized arm of the Democratic Party) was named Mayor by 4pm the same day. . . . The event had a huge impact not only in NC, but throughout the South. . . Between 1892 and 1898, Eastern NC elected 4 African American representatives to the US Congress. Not one was elected in the entire 20th century. . . This event was the springboard for the white supremacist movement. It established Jim Crow segregation throughout NC and the southern states. Segregation existed prior to this, but only as a social custom. Jim Crow made it the law of the land. . . . Obviously there is a lot of background to this event. Slavery. The Civil War. Reconstruction. Populism. Fusionism. Etc. . . . This is in fact an IG feed and not a college lecture. I can only cover so much. . . . The past informs the present. Mobs descending on towns spreading hate and fear. Black people being shot in broad daylight. People in power using race (once again) to blind us of our common interests. Sound familiar? It should. . . . . There is a documentary about the Wilmington Insurrection called "Wilmington on Fire." It is available to rent or buy on Vimeo. Would be a good follow up after reading Crow. (see previous post about the book.) . . #educateyourself #neverstoplearning #thepastinformsthepresent #blackknowledge #decolonizeeducation #teachyourchildrenwell #historylesson #representationmatters

Emily
(@theparallelnarrative)

2017-12-05 15:06:09

*Post 2 of 3* . . . There is so much to say about this book. I fear I will fail to do it justice. . . . Told in a first person narrative, Crow by Barbara Wright, tells the story of the months leading up to the Wilmington Massacre through the eyes of Moses Thomas, an 11 year old boy. . . . Moses's father is an alderman and a college educated reporter working for the only black daily newspaper in North Carolina. His Mother works in the house of a wealthy white family. Moses's Grandmother is a former slave and laundress. . . . Several characters are actual historical figures. The plot revolves around real historical events. . . . The book bridges the Reconstruction and Jim Crow Eras and would be an excellent springboard for a deeper historical study. . . . The foreshadowing is heart wrenching. It is a coming of age story about a boy who does not want to grow up, but absolutely must. . . . It is also a story that explores and exposes the function of race in this country. . . . And that my friends, is a poor review of a rich book. . Crow by Barbara Wright . . . #decolonizeeducation #decolonizenow #decolonizehistory #blackknowledge #livingbooks #livinghistorybook #bookstagram #teachinghistory #historyforkids #childrensliterature #historicalfictionforkids #historicalfictionforteens #theparallelnarrativebooks #theparallelnarrative19thcentury

Emily
(@theparallelnarrative)

2017-12-05 09:05:03

*Post 1 of 3* . . . In the late 19th century the port town of Wilmington, North Carolina had a rising black middle class. . . . Both black and white men held positions in the city government, police force, and fire department. There were large integrated neighborhoods. . . . The only black daily newspaper in the state was printed there. . . . Wilmington is also the only city in the United States to have ever had a coup d'etat of city government carried out by armed insurgents. . . . You know I'm going to share a good book about this right? More to come...... . . . #decolonizeeducation #decolonizenow #blackknowledge #wilmingtonnc #wilmingtonmassacre #historylesson #knowyourhistory #theparallelnarrative19thcentury

Chizoba Imoka
(@chichiofafrica)

2017-12-04 17:02:37

I am extremely excited and humbled to have been invited to give the 2018 Hancock Lecture! In line with everything I stand for, I will be speaking about the education contradictions Black people face - the current Eurocentric education system in Canada and across Africa produces young Blacks that are alienated from their history, cultural/immediate environment, yet they are deemed 'educated'. Given the myriad of historic issues facing the Black community around the world and the global community, what should it mean to be educated? Isn't it time for the education system to change?! I will be making a case for a more inclusive conception of education, a holistic educational experience/system that adequately prepares young Black students and their allies to become transformative social justice advocates! If you are in the GTA, come! It's free for students and non- students pay a token!! Registration link is in profile. @borlahteetoo @ife_s @commanderinchic @zaynab_haboon @sisterkhadra #decolonizeeducation #toronto #hancocklecture #harthouse #utsc https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-2018-hancock-lecture-by-chizoba-imoka-tickets-40890201694?aff=es2