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First Impressions… is supported in part by a grant from the Foundation to Promote Open Society/Campaign for Black Male Achievement, fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas.
First Impressions… is a curriculum guide preparing groups and classes for viewing Little Brother chapters. The text also contains a list of Discussion Questions from educator Nancy Montgomery and an Activity Guide compiled by the Little Brother team.
Scholars endorse Little Brother Documentary Film Series and accompanying Discussion Manual First Impressions and the African American Male: A Guide to Experiencing the Truth about Little Brother
“First Impressions and the African American Male: A Guide to Experiencing the Truth about Little Brother is a book for which I have waited for years. It fills the gap of curriculum materials available to teach African American boys and does it extraordinarily well. Educators have viewed African American boys simply as “chocolate covered” white boys with little or no attention paid to the environments from which they emerge and a societal context that at once loves them and despises them. Ms. Franklin’s workbook is a perfect companion for my book, The Warrior Method: A Parents’ Guide for Rearing Healthy Black Boys, since it considers how racism is interwoven into every developmental stage of African American boys.
I am also excited about the audiovisual material already available in the Little Brother series that integrates Ms. Franklin’s Guide and The Warrior Method. This “1-2-3” punch will make for a comprehensive package of resources for those who are educating Black boys.”
Raymond A. Winbush, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Urban Research
Morgan State University
Author, The Warrior Method: A Parents’ Guide
for Rearing Healthy Black Boys
“This Little Brother project is an oasis in the desert. Franklin and Tiggett have taken a unique approach to helping our little brothers to find their voice and express it with the courage of a warrior. The love and light seen in the eyes of the wide range of young men interviewed brings hope for our future.
This book and the supplemental curriculum/discussion guide provides a step by step outline for helping young men to open up and discuss their views and perspectives of the world within which they live. Such an intimate perspective is unique and valuable at once. For such an “at-risk” population, the ability to have their voices heard can mean the difference between life and death. In regards to programming, the insight offered by these brothers provides the information needed to develop a support system that is both culturally competent and effective. This is exactly what Nicole Franklin and Jasmin Tiggett have created, based on their expertise and years worth of experience interviewing, dialoguing with and learning from our Little Brothers across America.”
Jeffery Menzise, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Institute for Urban Research
Morgan State University
Author: Dumbin’ Down Reflections on
the Mis-Education of the Negro
Little Brother is a conversation that will save a generation.