Dr. Gholdy Muhammad on Cultivating Genius

Posted by Kaitlin Smith on July 9, 2021

When Nina Simone sang the uplifting lyrics of her song “Young, Gifted and Black” in 1970, she invited her listeners into a powerful way of re-envisioning Black excellence in themselves and Black people around them. But even half a century later, there are a host of barriers that continue to undermine the flourishing of Black excellence in educational settings.

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Topics: black history, literacy

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