Akwaaba (West Africa, Pt 1)

Head on over to my professional blog to read about my first day in West Africa. Last month, I fulfilled one of my biggest bucket list items when I traveled to Ghana, Togo, and Benin with Magic & Melanin. Hit the link below, share, and leave a comment! http://lynnfieldhistorical.com/blog/2020/1/22/mama-i-made-it-to-africa Also, I would like to offer … Continue reading Akwaaba (West Africa, Pt 1)

Phillis Wheatley High School & the Erasure of Black Achievement

** I recently came across some papers relating to Wheatley High School while doing some archival research, and I decided to post this essay here. It's old, but still relevant to some things happening in HISD. As always, share and leave a comment! ** The internet is abuzz this week with an article on the … Continue reading Phillis Wheatley High School & the Erasure of Black Achievement

Incriminating Black Motherhood: Class & Educational Access in the US

I have always known that being very poor, which we were, had nothing to do with lovingness or familyness or character or any of that…We were quite clear that what we had didn’t have anything to do with what we were. ~ Lucille Clifton, writer & educator, 1936-2010 ~ In light of the recent college … Continue reading Incriminating Black Motherhood: Class & Educational Access in the US