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Wed Sep 1, 2021, 06:39 PM

Pulitzer-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones opening after-school program,'1619 Freedom School,'

in Waterloo, Iowa. This is such important news, it would be great if every school district in states where the GQP legislature banned critical race theory had a Freedom School of their own. Please donate if you can at https://www.1619freedomschool.org.

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and Iowa native Nikole Hannah-Jones is launching a free, community-based after-school literacy program for students in the Waterloo Community School District.

The 1619 Freedom School will help students improve literacy skills and develop a passion for reading through "liberating instruction centered on Black American history."

Hannah-Jones, a graduate of Waterloo West High School, told the Des Moines Register she had not only been wanting to start a literacy program, but was also looking for a way to give back to her hometown, among other reasons.
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Although the emphasis will be on in-person literary support and instruction for Waterloo district students, the curriculum will be available online as an open-source curriculum that anyone will be able to access.


https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/2021/08/31/nikole-hannah-jones-launching-1619-project-freedom-school-waterloo-iowa-black-history-literacy-crt/5651900001/

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