Drawing from the Black Intellectual Tradition in Our Classical Curricula

On Friday, June 26, Nyansa Classical Community’s Executive Director, Dr. Angel Adams Parham, spoke about drawing from the black intellectual tradition in our classical curricula. You can read the abstract of her paper or watch the video of the full workshop. “Many urban classical schools serve a culturally and racially diverse student body. As studentsContinue reading “Drawing from the Black Intellectual Tradition in Our Classical Curricula”

Roman fables

In Spring 2020, Dr. Mallory Monaco Caterine challenged her students to create an inclusive, accessible Classically-based curriculum for New Orleans youth using the tools of design thinking. The seven students in her “Roman Fables” course spent the semester building their design thinking toolkit and learning with community partner, Nyansa Classical Community… Read more in this Taylor Center blogContinue reading “Roman fables”

Latin for English Literacy

A pivotal part of cultivating an attachment to classical texts is reading and talking about how they relate to our everyday lives. Angel Parham, a Sociology professor at Loyola University specializing in issues of race, founded and directs the Nyansa Classical Community, an after-school and Saturday program aimed primarily to African-American students of low-income and disadvantaged familiesContinue reading “Latin for English Literacy”

Diverse images

Creating a classics curriculum that helps cross racial and cultural borders is also the goal of Nyansa Classical Community in New Orleans, LA. Angel Parham, Nyansa’s co-founder and executive director, has been working on providing kids of African heritage with a classical education during afterschool programs for the past 5 years. Her current goal is to develop aContinue reading “Diverse images”