Thursday, June 4, 2015

POETRY: "What I Wasn't Taught In School"


"What I Wasn't Taught In School"


"In order to know where your going, you must first know where you came from" 

- Produced and Directed by Word On The Curb 
- Assistant Producer Ify Osi
Samuel King Samuel
Katrina Smith Jackson Teacher
Malakai Sargeant
Javier Garcia 
Theresa Lola 
Stephanie Riley
Sami Missous
Dami Fajobi
Elliot Hay
Jardon Virgo
Rose Winter
Theresa Ita
Anas Himedan
Ziko Thompson 

"Word On The Curb presents a Spoken word short film for those frustrated at the teaching of Black History Month in schools.

Disillusioned student Samuel King relays his grievances to his teacher that Black History Month isn't taught with as much depth and with as much pride in schools. 

Samuel engages in a short rebuttal with his teacher, before arguing that education in school does little to satisfy his thirst for knowledge of influential people in Black history who seem to be elusive in the curriculum. 

Samuel names the likes of Patricia E. Bath, King Musa I of Mali, Mary Prince, Sir Trevor McDonald, Ella Baker, Septimius Severus, Fuse ODG, Jamal Edwards, Garrett Morgan and Kwame Nkrumah as individuals he could be taught about.

"There seems to be a lot you haven't told us, and you shut down and hold back on the bold ones who stand against the way you're trying to mould us"

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