At Nsoromma we work really hard to instill a sense of empowerment among our students and families by connecting our history and our heritage to all that we do. We tell our students that they are beautiful and fully capable of excellence. We help them to see that, as Dr. Asa Hilliard - Nana Baffour says, “It is natural is to be whole, to be in balance and harmony.” We help them see how they are excellent and how they have the power to reach their goals.
We focus on making our historical connections to Africa, because in the tens of thousands of years that we have been on this planet we have:
Once we truly understand that, then we can talk about this isfet period that we’re in now with its oppressive and racist policies and laws, its values and practices that are not aligned to the African principles of Maât and that are not reflected in the wisdom of our adinkra symbols. When we understand our heritage, our culture, and our history, then we will understand what our goals and purposes are and we can respond accordingly, together.
Malcolm X – “Who taught you to hate yourself?”
Dr. Asa G. Hilliard III – “What do we tell our children?” http://www.orondeamiller.com/archives/2298
African history resources:
African History Classes - https://www.shrineoftheblackmadonna9.org/african-history-class/