We're glad you stopped by to visit our Web site for the John Henrik Clarke Home School in Northern California.
We decided to name our school after the pre-eminent historian and scholar Dr. John Henrik Clarke (1915-1998) because of his dedication to education for our people and his work uncovering the historical evidence about Africans and our role as the architects of civilization. We share his vision: "We need to seriously question and challenge the educational system that gives direction to our children. We also need to establish an independent educational system, starting in our homes."
The Adinkra symbol you see to the right (created by the Akan people of Ghana) is called Nea Onnim No Sua A, Ohu: "He who does not know can become knowledgeable from learning." It symbolizes "knowledge, lifelong education, and the continued quest for knowledge." This symbol represents not only our school and the example of Dr. Clarke--who continued to teach and study his entire life--but also the traditional importance that learning has held for African people. You can find out more about this symbol here.