Afrocentric Schools Reintroduced

1991

Afrocentric schools, which begin to appear in the mid-1970s, are governed by the idea that African-American children will thrive if their schools build self-esteem, focus on African-American heritage, and are taught by African-American teachers who can be role models. Scholar Molefi Asante’s book, The Afrocentric Idea, reintroduces this method of education and marks the reemergence of Afrocentric schools in the United States.