In 2015, school textbook publisher McGraw-Hill came under fire (for good reason) for a "gaff" that shouldn't have ever been made in the 21st century. As you can see in the picture below, the publisher disrespectfully and inaccurately referred to the kidnapping and importation of enslaved African people as mere "workers". As with all aggressions such as these, an apology was issued and measures for correction were implemented, but the problem isn't just with this particular textbook.
The real issue is that most of our children are educated by people and entities that would prefer to whitewash the sins of the American government away. They have no care for the atrocities our ancestors experienced and no desire to repair the damage that was done - damage that is still reverberating throughout our community.
It is for this reason that the Free Breakfast Movement salutes - and supports - African centered schools like The Kilombo Institute. At schools like Kilombo, children aren't made to feel like "others". They aren't persecuted and abused for their natural hair. They aren't taught that their history started with slavery. Neither are they indoctrinated to believe that kidnapped people were merely invited to America to "work" (which implies pay).
Every month, we here at the Free Breakfast Movement donate a portion of our sales to work we consider critical and the education and empowerment of our children is certainly that. So in December, we're sponsoring the Kilombo Institute. We invite you to learn more by attending their online zoom event "Educate to Liberate" December 11th, 2021 at 7 p.m. CST.
Free Breakfast was inspired by the Black Panther Party and we follow their example. We aren't just waiting and begging for the government to help our people. We are doing it for ourselves. We thank you for your support and ask that you continue to support our work by either shopping with us or by spreading the word.
Hannibal, Lead Servant
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