Afrocentric Education

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Asa G. Hilliard, III Papers

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This video recording captures two events sponsored by the Black Student Union of the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University in February 1991. In the first event, dated February 11, 1991, Dr. Asa G. Hilliard, III speaks to the audience about the concept of African-centered education. Dr. Hilliard argues that the mission of schools is to teach the “whole truth” to students. He expresses a belief that African-centered education is as important to African American students as European-centered education is to students of European descent and that no single view should dominate school curricula. Hilliard’s presentation includes a slide show of Ancient Egyptian historical topics. The second event, dated February 20, 1991, consists of a panel discussion responding to Dr. Hilliard’s presentation. The panel includes Dr. Nathan Glazer of Harvard University, Dr. Robert Hall of Northeastern University, Dr. Martha Montero-Sieburth of Harvard University, and Boston School Committee member Juanita Brooks Wade.

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