The DAP, an acronym for Dignity and Pride is much more than a handshake. It originated among black soldiers during the Vietnam war, who in addition to fighting for their lives on foreign soil, also faced attacks of racism, segregation, including, by some reports, being shot and killed by white U.S. soldiers during combat. The dap was developed by Black soldiers as a symbol of unity and solidarity and their commitment to looking after one another.
African American Mysteries: Order of the Men of Oppression was the secret and fraternal order of Black men who led thousands of enslaved Africans to freedom.
Capoeira is a fighting style developed by Africans to fight against and free themselves from slavery in Brazil.
In April of 1989, students at Detroit’s Wayne State University led an 11 day protest known as the Study-In. These students occupied the Student Center Building, which was the Helen Newberry Joy Student Services Building at the time. They refused to leave until the university met their demands to stop dismantling the Center for Black Studies and transform it into an accredited Liberal Arts department.
Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson is the first Black woman to earn a doctorate at MIT. Her research led to the development of the portable fax, touchtone phones, solar cells, caller ID, call waiting and fiber optics.
Jerry Lawson is considered by many to be the father of modern gaming for his work in the creation of the first home game console that utilized interchangeable cartridges.
J Dilla is considered by many to be the greatest hip hop producer of all time. He revolutionized the art of sampling and is the only producer to have their drum machine on display at the National Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C.
Marie Van Brittan Brown was an inventor who patented the first home security system on which modern home surveillance is based
Onesimus was an African born man who helped to mitigate the impact of the 1721 smallpox outbreak in Boston. He introduced colonists to the principle and concept of inoculation.
If you thought time travel was only science fiction, meet Ronald Mallett, the theoretical physicist and New York Times best selling author, best known for his scientific position of the possibility of time travel becoming reality in the 21st century.
In this lesson, Mr. Ferguson-Bey, social studies educator, gives us a brief history of the research and legacy of Cheikh Anta Diop.
In this lesson, Ron Lee Jr., youth advocate & program manager, shares strategies on how parents can check-in with their children and their emotional well being.
In this lesson, Kente Rosser, school administrator, shares a family tradition of baking bread pudding.
In this lesson, Marcus Marad, graduation coach, shares practical words of wisdom in the “Life Commandments.”
In this lesson, Lamarr Sanders, art instructor and owner of Our Hour -Mobile Paint Party, shares a quick an easy art lesson that you can do at home.
In this lesson Mr. Ferguson-Bey, social studies educator, introduces the language learning program duolingo.com.