The Year of Woodson in 2022 is ReUNION: Education-Arts-Heritage national initiative to spread the International Decade for Peoples of African Descent to every school in America. 1922 marked Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s first textbook.
However, a century later, African-American youth are unable to see themselves in school curriculum. Historian John William Templeton created ReUNION IN 2010 to provide that peer-reviewed, evidence based content consistent with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation. In his 2008 commissioned research study for the California Council for the Social Studies, he demonstrated the improved outcomes from the infusion of Black life into the classroom experience.
With Culture Fridays in San Francisco, he has engaged students, many written off by the system through expulsions and suspensions, in the research for the California African-American Freedom Trail, transforming young lives. His 2015 Presidential Panel at American Educational Research Association “The California African-American Freedom Trail: Belonging as a Prerequisite for Learning” and his 2013 AERA paper “Personal Authenticity and Perceived Chance of Success” show the psycho-social mechanics at work.
Cultural Mastery is the proprietary pedagogy developed through the Stanford School Redesign Workshop based on the research of Professor Sylvia Wynter, the patron saint of Caribbean intellectuals which we train through our Free African Schools workshop each summer with archived video on demand. Bring ReUNION into your school with four hours daily of content that engages, enlightens and makes happy Black children. Call 415-240-3537 to discuss ReUNION.