ReUNION: Education-Arts-Heritage Free African Schools professional development


Professional development series on the education of African-Americans since 1763 and best practices for great outcomes for today’s students from the network for instructional content for learners of African descent.



Want to understand how to create high performing, well-adjusted, creative and motivated learners of African descent?

So did Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton.

ReUNION: Education-Arts-Heritage is the expert in the traditions of Black education since 1763.

In Free African Schools beginning in that year in Providence, Rhode Island, students, most of them recently escaped from bondage, were expected to speak two foreign languages and play two instruments.   They were also immersed in the history of their native land.   The products of this discipline were the leaders of most of our African-American institutions, including the Underground Railroad, the most important social movement of the 19th century.   Their writing, their diction, their intellectual discourse are exemplary.

They achieved the only three Constitutional amendments over a period of 120 years and convinced a nation to end slavery.

In seven sessions beginning Jan. 22, ReUNION: Education-Arts-Heritage shows how to infuse the central story of American history into the classroom.   We visit a number of National Parks and demonstrate how to use the interpretation of our most revered sources.  This is important for administrators, educators and parents worried about how to provide culturally-responsive instruction.  We have 30 years experience with evidence based methods.  We’ve preesented to the California Council for the Social Studies, the American Educational Research Association, American Library Association and American Historical Association. One of the highlights is our Feb. 22 presentation at Tuskegee Iniversity— Robert Russa Moton and the Fulfillment of the Lincoln Memorial.