Why Black Parents Choose to Homeschool


Please check out this great article by Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu, PhD, about why many African American parents are choosing to homeschool (http://theatlantavoice.com/news/2013/sep/27/more-100000-african-american-parents-are-now-homes/).

Dr. Kunjufu lectures, trains teachers, and has written many books about improving academic achievement for African American children and the importance of African Centered Education.  One book by him that we personally use in our homeschool is Lessons From History, Elementary EditionEach chapter presents a stage of Black history, beginning with ancient African civilization.  Also, there is a vocabulary list, questions, and exercises for each topic.

lessons from history


I respect Dr. Kunjufu’s work and would recommend it to any parent to use for a Black history component of their homeschool.  There are only two criticism that I have of Lessons From History.  One: Sometimes Kunjufu makes broad statements without fully explaining them, and you will have to do the research yourself to justify his statements to your child.  This is less of an issue in the Middle School and Advanced editions because the length of the text allows the author space to detail each idea introduced.  The Elementary Edition is simplified.  Depending on the comprehension level of your elementary student, you may just want to skip straight to one of the more advanced editions and make adjustments as necessary.

Enjoy the article via the link, and tell me, why did you choose to homeschool?

All Best,

Nikala Asante

6 Responses

  1. I really enjoyed the article and it deepened my desire to home school my boys. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you for reading, sis. I wish you success and peace on your homeschooling journey.

  2. Hi Nikala,I am South African young Black mom who was led by God to homeschool.Im very happy today to meet other black mothers like me who are home schooling.God bless you.hoping to follow your blogs. Joyce Matomela

    1. Hello Joyce,

      Thank you for reading. Please share any insights that you have along the way, so that we can share them with others. Best to you and your family.


  3. Thank you for the link. I love books like this. I am always looking to add to my collection.

    1. Hi Jen,

      Glad that you are able to benefit from the share! Thank you for stopping by and please come back again.


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