EmancipatED™ Experience


A one-of-a-kind exploration bundle for Black households seeking more representation in our education, and more togetherness with our kinship community. The bundle includes:

1. One set of Hidden History Cards

2. Exploration Guide

Deep dive into this educational adventure and learn how to:
  • Discover the hidden history of Rebel Black communities
  • Meaningful activities to keep your whole family engaged several weeks (or months!)
  • Promote kinship among your family and friends


Our Stories. Our Brilliance. Our Freedom

We shift paradigms of possibility and encourage togetherness for Black families and kinship networks through educational tools and resources

Connecting To Our Past

Learn about rebel Black societies - known as Maroon communities - and connect to our history of resistance and liberation

Intergenerational Education

Curriculum and resources to support learners of all ages. Create valuable memories, learn together, and deepen our knowledge of ourselves.

Connect To Our Present

A creative way to engage with our current stories of freedom

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Our Story

Supporting the enrichment of local communities

Dr. Crystal Menzies is the Founder & Chief Innovation Officer of EmancipatED, an organization that centers stories of joy and resistance through the creation of Ethnic Studies educational resources and curricula.

Her mission is to cultivate communities of radical dreamers, thinkers, and doers through educational resources, collaborative learning experiences, and storytelling. Dr. Menzies’ current research focuses on cultivating the community cultural wealth of Black students in conceptually-rich mathematics classrooms.


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We focused on empowering stories that explore our adventures, our resistance, our African-Diasporan history, or our journeys of self-love, For all ages!

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