Madrassa - Teaching African and African American History to Children of African Descent throughout the United States
Madrassa is dedicated to providing high quality education for every African American child regardless of family background, economic status or religious faith. The Institute’s Programs will involve children in grades K – 8 in a creative, pluralistic exploration of African and African American history, Culture and Civilization, incorporating the African continent, African languages and African Diaspora and how that history has and continues to affect African American’s today.
Madrassa is intended to inspire a greater sense of self-awareness as well as to encourage a sense of greater community in African and African American children. This goal is achieved not only in Madrassa’s unique curriculum but also by how creatively the curriculum will be taught. African American’s have much to be proud of as we have contributed greatly to the success and growth of the United States; however, our successes have been omitted from American history. Blacks must not depend on others to perpetuate African and African American History. This program is imperative to the continued growth of African centered thought and the success of persons of African descent. This program is founded with an eye to the future. These children who will know themselves and the recognize the myths perpetuated in Western Culture concerning people of African descent and will teach their parents and friends Black History, then ultimately teach their own families.