National BLM at School Freedom School
An African American Studies Guerrilla Summer School
From underground teaching in order to resist anti-literacy laws to the Freedom Schools of the 1960s, Black people have always found ways to teach, learn, and empower each other. In response to the banning of the AP African American studies course in Florida, the criminalization of Black history, the direct attacks on the Black Lives Matter at School demands, and the overall perpetuity of anti-Blackness, we are creating an alternative fugitive space for learning. A space where high school students can gain access to Black scholars and leaders and have a chance to unlearn the lies and re-learn the truths of Black history.
“No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free.” - Assata Shakur
Our guerrilla summer school will...
- act as an organizing tool to help us connect and strengthen relationships with other people and organizations in the movement
- offer students a more critical learning experience and expose them to content that they would not be in their traditional schools
- honor, inspire, and model community education and the Black teaching tradition
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Help us continue the legacy and the lineage of the Black teaching tradition.
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