“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." 

- Frederick Douglas


WHO TAUGHT YOU TO HATE YOURSELF?

The Clark Doll Experiment (1939) was an experiment done by Dr Kenneth Clark and his wife Mamie. In 1954 in Brown v Board of Education the experiment helped to persuade the American Supreme Court that “separate but equal” schools for blacks and whites were anything but equal in practice and therefore against the law. 

It was the beginning of the end of Jim Crow. In the experiment Clark showed black children between the ages of six and nine two dolls, one white and one black, and then asked these questions in this order: “Show me the doll that you like best or that you’d like to play with,”
“Show me the doll that is the ‘nice’ doll,”
“Show me the doll that looks ‘bad’,”
“Give me the doll that looks like a white child,”
“Give me the doll that looks like a coloured child,”
“Give me the doll that looks like a Negro child,”
“Give me the doll that looks like you.”

“Negro” and “coloured” were both common words for blacks before the 1960s. The last question was the worst since by that point most black children had picked the black doll as the bad one. In 1950 44% said the white doll looked like them! In past tests, however, many children would refuse to pick either doll or just start crying and run away.  In the test that he did that became part of Brown v Board he asked 16 black children in 1950 in Clarendon County, South Carolina. Of these 63% said the white doll was the nice one, the one they wanted to play with. Clark also asked children to colour a picture of themselves. Most chose a shade of brown markedly lighter than themselves.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_and_Mamie_Clark


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Cartoons

In this preview clip of the award-winning animated film Tell Me Who I Am "The Journey Begins," Princess Nia of Timbuktu, played by Bernie Mac Show star Camille Winbush, promises to protect the Imhotep medallion as her parents are captured by the evil Komo. Learn more at www.kidpositive.com
This is the original 1998 animated movie "Our Friend, Martin". It is 61 minutes long
African American History For Kids, Black Kid Photos, http://www.LifeInspirationalMessages.com Black Kid Pictures, Black Kid Images - Because of Them, We can The images along with the quotes from the Black History Month http://www.scoresofemotion.com

Available on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Black-History-Thompson-Communication-Books/dp/0931761956/ref=pd_sim_b_1 The book is a bright-colored, quick rhyming journey through the lives of history makers:


We believe that every child that isn't home schooled should attend a supplementary school to accompany their mainstream education. This is to ensure they receive an African perspective on learning and to also receive added assistance with school work. 

Click on the NABSS logo to access a UK wide Supplementary Schools Directory



Lectures on education 

Dr Umar Johnson says "The front door of the school to the back door of the prison."

Dr Amos Wilson breaks down  both, the important and relevance of education.


The media

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Parental advice and guidance

  Parents of Black UK Pupils (PBUP) is an intended parent specific organisation.

Parents of Black UK Pupils (PBUP) is an intended parent specific organisation.

 The London Schools and the Black Child (LSBC) initiative was founded by Diane Abbott MP. It is aimed at raising achievement levels of Black pupils in London, but also nationwide.

The London Schools and the Black Child (LSBC) initiative was founded by Diane Abbott MP. It is aimed at raising achievement levels of Black pupils in London, but also nationwide.