Today is NOT the End of Black History
Rather than end my month-long Black History Month series with a commemoration of a person who was born on this day, or a historic event which occurred on February 28*, I prefer to honor the intended purpose of the month by inviting all my readers to continue the journey with me.
Unfortunately, Black History is still not incorporated in the teaching of American History. It is not a part of the story we tell ourselves about who we are. Wouldn’t it be great if that would change over the next five years?
I invite you to join me in a new movement – a concerted effort to Raise our Racial Resilience – by placing Black History where it belongs, in our everyday lives. Let’s make Black History a part of our collective lives 365/6 days a year!
I have been curating and collecting information about Black History for years, though I am not a professionally trained historian! I will share from my collection in monthly newsletters.
Also, I am also offering additional educational and training opportunities related to race and racism. For more information, please see my website.
Finally, contact me if you and/or your organization are interested in sponsoring specific and targeted programs and initiatives related to race. Such monthly-themed presentations would include Black women and other women of color during Women’s History Month in March; individuals of African and Asian descent would be highlighted during Asian American Awareness Month in May; members of the LGBTQ community who are also people of color would be the focus in Pride Month in June; figures who are Black and Latinx would be celebrated in September, Hispanic Awareness Month.
Thanks for taking this journey with me in February 2021. Let’s keep going!
*For those who want to have a complete set of facts for the month of February: Phillis Wheatley, the first Black American published author of a book of poetry, died at the age of 31 on February 28, 1784.