WASHINGTON, DC -- OCTOBER 13: R.J. Bernard (center) participates in a creative writing class. The all-boys class is studying the writing of Frederick Douglass as they learn to write creatively.
At Sankofa Homeschool Community/Collective, DeLise Bernard has her three children, R.J., 10, Rielle, 7, and RaeLynn, 5, enrolled in writing and drama courses that meet once a week. Sankofa provides a curriculum with an emphasis on African American/Pan-African history and culture…. (photo by Andre Chung for The Washington Post)