Dominicans appear to agree with advocate Franklyn Georges that Black History should be taught in schools
Well-known activist and black history advocate, Franklyn Georges, is calling for Black History to be included into the school's curriculum, and some Dominicans agree.
They believe this would ensure that Dominican youth grow up knowing their history, knowing where they belong in the world, and this could boost their self-esteem, and could contribute to their success.
Mr. Georges said “It’s time that we start teaching our history in our schools. I’m not saying don’t teach the others, but it’s time to teach ours, and let the world know that we know our history,” he said at the launch of Black History Month, organized by the Dominica Library & Information Service (DLIS) Monday.
He says it is the public’s responsibility to educate and empower the youth, and help them to develop a sense of dignity and self-awareness.
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