Cordley Elementary School promotes celebrating Black Lives Matter at School with students, despite BLM at School’s defense of Hamas


On February 3, 2024, Cordley Elementary School in Kansas posted on Facebook that it would “celebrate our 2nd Annual Black Lives Matter at School week.” The elementary school specifically states that the goal is to “inspire activism” among students in support of the Black Lives Matter movement:

This week, students will study the Essential Question, “How does celebrating and appreciating Black and African-American Art create collective joy and inspire activism?” Each day has a different theme, including poetry and literature, dance, visual arts, music, and television, movies, and screen productions. We’re excited to dive in!

On February 5, the elementary school promoted the Black Lives Matter at School week again on Facebook in an effort to “be anti-racist and help inspire equity for all.” Then on February 8, the school shared another post promoting Black Lives Matter at School along with an image showing participation with students.

Black Lives Matter at School recently appeared to show support for the terrorist group Hamas. On October 17, 2023, Black Lives Matter at School published a statement accusing Israel of “settler colonialism, land dispossession, occupation, blockade, apartheid, and attempted genocide of millions of Palestinians.” The organization said the curricula taught to students “must include Palestinian existence, resistance, culture, global contributions, and the ongoing struggle to realize a free Palestine.” This was only days after Hamas attacked Israel.

Black Lives Matter at School appeared to publish a statement in support of Hamas.