A LETTER TO THE PARENTS FROM DR. KWAKU:
This Saturday (26 June) we will cover two very important areas of history: the Afrikan presence in America before Columbus, and the descendants of the first human beings (Afrikans), and how their high level of humanity can help our outlook today. Unfortunately, schools are still teaching that Columbus discovered America, and totally dismisses the fact Afrikans were sailing back and forth from Afrika, and were essential participants in establishing America’s first civilization. Also, in every class, emphasis will always focus on learning and utilizing tools to be excellent in the classroom.
After the class this Saturday, the Leimert Park Book Fair will be held in the large parking lot on the north side of the block. The organizer of the event would like the class to participate, even offering them lunch. You are also invited to attend, though I think the lunch is just for students. It is an event to showcase new books and great authors of Afrikan descent, and a great cultural event in the community.
There is no class next week (3 July) because of the holiday weekend. We will resume the following week looking at how slavery has divided us, based on skin color, and the origin of the rap/hip hop culture.
I mentioned to the class on the first day that I can tell the A students, because they take notes. It is your responsibility to see to it that your child/children have the materials to do so. This is part of the process of receiving A’s in the classroom. Tests/exams are not always based just on reading assignments, but also lecture notes teachers give in class. The student who took the best notes won the weekly quiz and won a free meal for two at Simply Wholesome Restaurant.
We are also looking for a space to hold our last class, where you, parents and guardians, are invited. The class is larger than anticipated, so with parents and guardians attending the last class, we will need a larger space. If you know of such a place, let me or Isidra know.
FOR MORE ABOUT THE LEIMERT PARK VILLAGE BOOK FAIR, VISIT WWW.LEIMERTPARKVILLAGEBOOKFAIR.COM
Congratulations to Khalia “Jewel of the Nile” Taylor! She was the first winner in our weekly black history quiz. Are you listening?have a winner! For our first
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