All in African American history
We can see that learning and equality are mirror causatives. Learning promotes the desire for equality. And equality undoubtedly results in learning in immeasurable ways. Without one, the other is diminished or even non-existent. The presence of both synergistically uplifts and expands our life experience
Today, Juneteenth celebrates African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures.
Just imagine, we’re talking about history as literature, history as music. This is radical stuff here but it is real and authentic and, dare I say, inspirational too.
I found myself transfixed in the art museum, surrounded by elegant and stylish portraits of African Americans in the 1920s!
Battlefields, cemeteries, museums, historic homes like the Frederick Douglass, great cathedrals and churches, monuments and statues, and old towns to name can all bring history to life.
Learning from our elders is a tradition that is deeply rooted in African culture and oral traditions.
Other movies brought painful stories to life but also inspired us to overcome our own challenges and hardships.
History doesn’t always have been told only from a textbook, an encyclopedia or some other fact-filled book. It could, and I believe should, be told as a story about people. History should be literature.
I imagine that she was repeatedly told “you can’t do that!” But she did. She knew no limits to expressing herself.