#FreedomFriday: The liberationist education movement

Sharif El-Mekki returns to discuss the liberationist education movement of the 1970s that created independent Black schools.

Posted by Citizen Ed on Friday, May 15, 2020

Sharif El-Mekki returns to the show for a special #FreedomFriday discussion around the liberationist education movement of the 1970s that created independent Black schools.

In this episode, we discuss the unintended consequences of Brown v. Board and how we lost Black control over our schooling over time. The conversation flows from contrasting schools of thought in the black community on assimilating versus the building of counter institutions when it comes to education black minds.

Watch the full video above and leave a comment on what you see as the pathway to true freedom and success when it comes to liberating black minds.

Chris Stewart is the Chief Executive Officer of Education Post, a media project of the Results in Education Foundation. He is a lifelong activist and 20-year supporter of nonprofit and education-related causes. Stewart has served as the director of outreach and external affairs for Education Post, the executive director of the African American Leadership Forum (AALF), and an elected member of the Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education.

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