Beginning To Home School – Idlewild 1990

1990 homeschooling 3 kidsTulani, Ayanna and James , soon after we started homeschooling.  Tulani was 11, Ayanna was 13 and James was 7 when we began. This is the story as I wrote it for a newsletter I once published. Click on the pages below to enlarge.

UMOJAUMOJA 1UMOJA 2UMOJA 3UMOJA 4garden produceJames, Tulani, Ayanna and Cabral holding flowers and produce from our garden.

5 thoughts on “Beginning To Home School – Idlewild 1990”

  1. Through your fine writing and beautiful photos, I have been able to live vicariously at Idlewild – the “Black Eden” of the 20th Century!
    I have learned so much about this special place from you and have a true appreciation for what this community meant to and for African Americans.

    Your newsletter is awesome; great stories, photos, and family memories you have to cherish forever!

      1. Yes they have been about Idlewild. But you’ve blogged about Idlewild last year too. I just click your tag #Idlewild and all your past and present a stories and photos come to life!

  2. I loved reading about homeschooling. Loved the choice of song at the school event. It used to be my job to plan our 5th grade commencements. My principal was big on those, feeling our kids would never make it through high school. Little did he know that we have some with advanced degrees now!
    One year, I had to put my foot down and insist that we would not “Stroll in” in “Red, Red Wine.”

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