NAACP and Africa-America Institute Announce Alliance Partnership Includes Pre-K to College Curriculum on the African Diaspora

NAACP President Derrick Johnson. The NAACP and the Africa-America Institute announced a partnership to develop and distribute a curriculum designed to highlight the accomplishments, achievements and history of Africa and its Diaspora. (NAACP)

On Monday, January 15, 2018, the holiday marking the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the NAACP and the Africa-America Institute announced a groundbreaking partnership during the 49th NAACP Image Awards.

The NAACP will work with the AAI on the development and distribution of a curriculum designed to highlight the accomplishments, achievements and history of Africa and its Diaspora.

“It’s appropriate that on a day that we honor Dr. King as well as promote positive images of people of color, we announce to the world a partnership that includes a curriculum, learning exchange and a network for advocacy and activism on behalf of those of African descent in the United States and abroad, “said Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP.

“AAI has a long history of academic exchange and educational meetings between Africa and America. Now is an extraordinary time and opportunity to partner with the NAACP and together connect the more than 42 million Afro-descendants with the brilliance of the African history and its contribution to modern civilization,” added Kofi Appenteng, President of the Africa-America Institute.

The curriculum from the NAACP/AAI Alliance will include content such as Africa’s Great Civilizations, the critically acclaimed series by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Partners and NAACP chapters will benefit from organized screenings and lessons with an early education focus on positive identity formation and a more advanced curriculum that includes studies in social sciences.

A campaign kick-off will take place in February of 2018 as a part of Black History Month.

2 Comments

  1. Rosa Bogar on January 16, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    I have been sharing for awhile now that this country should create a curriculum to teach slavery in America in public school and starting at the elementary level. I also stated that this will create a more humane society! I most recently shared this with some public schools in Charleston, South Carolina. Since almost half of enslaved Africans took their first steps on America soil there. I paid tribute to my ancestors on Oct.7th 2017 at the site where they were brought here as slaves at the Gadsden Wharf. This is still so emotional to talk about.! Thanks, Rosa Bogar

  2. Rosa Bogar on January 16, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    “WOW, I have been Screaming and Praying for a very long time Now to create a curriculum to teach “slavery in America” and to start at the elementary levels in public schools. I furthered stated that this will create a more humane society. I forwarded this request to many schools in Charleston, South Carolina. Reason being since almost half of enslaved Africans took their first step on America soil. in Charleston. I most recently went back to Charleston and pay homage to my ancestors at the Gadsden Wharf on Oct. 7th 2017.I will be documenting this experience!! I am a native of Orangeburg, South Carolina. Note. Dr. Henry Louise Gates Jr. whom I consider a friend knows of my hard works over the years. “It is Proper to Share Truth!!”

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