The arrival of February means taking time to honor the achievements and history of Black people in America. It's a time for celebration as well as somber rememberance of the path created before us.
Black people achieved great things in spite of the efforts of oppression and far to often those achievements were neglected or stolen. By celebrating our history, we give a voice to those who deserve long over due acknowlegement, and teach the next generation all we have endured to reach this point. It is important to honor the generations whose shoulders we stand on today.
Mary McLoed Bethune was a trailblazing educator and civil right activist. I share with her a life long love for education and a need to advocate for for under respresented people in America. Women have a long history of being change agents in the civil rights movement and the STEM fields. It is important to uphold their legacy while forging ahead with our own. Who are the historical Black women whose legacies resonate with you? Leave a comment!