"It's hard to put into words what happened that weekend at the
Grand Canyon. We were living it--the only way to share that would be to invite them to come and do it again with us."
Smith, Burlingame, CA
African-American Unschoolers, a national network of Black homeschooling
families, hosted the 2004 African-American Homeschoolers Family & Friends Vacation at the Grand Canyon
in northern Arizona. Thursday, June 3 through Sunday June 6, 2004, Camp Mather campground on the South Rim was home to African-American
homeschoolers from Connecticut, Illinois, Texas, California, Colorado and Arizona.
Veneka Smith of Burlingame, California
and Stacie Walton of Oakland, California planned the event. Prior to attending, Smith said, “This trip is so exciting
because it is an opportunity for our online community to meet. We share a common culture, which includes a way of life as
homeschoolers. My children are really looking forward to meeting other homeschooled children who look just like them.”