I’m going to go ahead and wish you a Happy Black History Month. To keep it real, we need to celebrate Black History every month, every day. As a people, I think we are doing a great job of highlighting our achievements all year long. Now that the girls are getting older and can better understand, I’m going to do my best to understand why Black History is so important but it won’t be easy.
Teaching kids about Black History can be a challenge. There is so much pain and struggle to get to where we are now and we still have a long way to go. Peyton and Harper have never experienced the kind of hate that I, my mom or her mother experienced. Peyton attends a predominately white school where she is popular and has a lot of friends. To rip the bandaid off would devastate her. So we’ve focused on achievements and firsts. She loves to hear stories black women firsts.
How do you celebrate or teach you kids about Black History Month?