Teaching Black History In The 21st Century

The very moment a child is exposed to their own history, a world of possibilities presents itself. It is essentially, the knowledge of one’s past that paves the way for one’s future. While there’s no doubt that the historical footprint of African Americans within these United States has been marred with pain, degradation and injustice. Our focus is on a remarkable footprint overflowing with accomplishment, triumph, strength, and value, reaching back from before Jamestown 1619 through to this present day.
So why are black youth graduating high school or entering college at a much lower rate than almost every other racial sub-group? Why do national & statewide tests reflect black students scoring far below most other sub-groups? And why are black youth getting incarcerated at such a higher percentage? There are many answers to these questions and changes to existing conditions necessary. Our approach is to effect change one child at a time.
Through our black history presentations, educational programs and lectures, Grandmothers Who Help is determined to replace the barrage of negative images pressed upon black youth in almost every aspect of today’s society, along with the lack of inclusion within US History lessons taught throughout schools across this nation. We want to work with teachers, librarians, churches and community organizations to bring an experience that for one child builds pride and for another creates bridges of understanding.
Knowledge is power, and by opening up [their own] history to a black child, we are building in them self-awareness, pride and the permission to dream…to dream big!


Distance Learning

Star Chart

At The Kitchen Table Science Project – by GWH

Daylight Star Chart

Does African American history reach all the way to the stars? Yes! And, in recognition of Benjamin Banneker and his accomplishments, GWH invites all parents to enjoy this STEM + History motivated

“At the Kitchen Table Science Project” with your child.

Please visit our website contact page 

or e-mail with any questions to sign up for the Kitchen Table Science Project.

At The Kitchen Table Science Project – by GWH



On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit billDerek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down, begging for his life and repeatedly saying "I can't breathe"  

  Floyd's death triggered demonstrations and protests in many U.S. cities and around the world against police brutality, police racism, and lack of police accountability.  



Downtown Oakland Mural

Image by James Eades

Black lives matter sign



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