An African-centered Education
Chapter 1. The Dream Within a Dream
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And dreams are the language of God. When he speaks in our language, I can interpret what he has said. But if he speaks in the language of the soul, it is only you who can understand. (Coelho & Clarke, 1988/1993, p. 9)
The children were lined up in a long row, and they ranged in age from 3 to 5. They were young and diverse in race, but the file of children was mostly composed of children of color. They looked ahead, almost like robots, not given to distractions as most young people their age, but intensely focused on keeping in step with the child in front. I was leading the group like a Pied Piper of sorts, being careful not to walk too swiftly, ever conscious of the young stride that followed me in lockstep. We were walking down a street. It was the business section of a town and it appeared to be one of the busiest streets that could exist in any town. In fact, cars were careening past us on the right, while lines of buildings were stretching to the sky on the left. We were sandwiched between these two impenetrable forces. As I looked ahead, I could see that we were approaching a clearing. The long fortress of buildings was ending as if cut off like an unexpected cliff and an intersection of streets emerged. I...
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