Black History is not the history of slavery.
I know you know, but not everyone knows this fact–so send this friendly reminder.
Black History Month is the history of the world. Thanks to the black diaspora there are black people all over the world. Thanks to this movement, involuntary and voluntary movement, there is black culture, black achievement, and black excellence all over the world. Black History includes the stories and contributions of African-Americans, American-Africans, Afro-Caribbeans, and so much more. Celebrate that richness, devote time to that diversity, embrace all that history.
Notable people to start with:
- Nelson Mandela, Nobel Peace Prize Winner
- Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Winner
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Award-Winning author
- Epsy Campbell Barr, First Vice President of Costa Rica of African descent
- Bryan Stevenson, lawyer & social justice advocate–book (Just Mercy) was recently turned into a movie; founder of the Equal Justice Initiative
Notable movements and organizations to discuss:
- Harlem Renaissance
- HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)
- Black Girls Code
- Black Sororities and Fraternities
This month, this year, celebrate all that is Black History.