What are Black families supposed to do for Black History Month? Is Black History Month even for Black people?
Of course, it is. Of course, the month is important for us—a time to commemorate-- a few days to remember all that Black folks have contributed to our communities; this nation; the world. But in a real sense, Black History Month is for everyone else. It’s an opportunity to teach others about who we are, and why everyone, certainly in this country, should know who we are-- how much we are sown into, have sown, the fabric of this country; how much of our blood is in its soil, and therefore, a part of everything that springs forth and grows therefrom.
So for this Black History Month, write something about yourself, your history. Tell a story about your family, because Black History Month is not just about knowing. It's about being known.