In honor of Black History Month, I’m reposting this previous blog. A few years ago, (2015 to be exact!) I challenged myself to write 28 posts highlighting African-American History. I made a dent in my original goal, but one year later I still had a way to go. This year I finally reached my goal!!! Check out my original post which appeared on February 2, 2015 below, and please, if you have any suggestions, post them in the comments below!
I mentioned in a previous post that I became an educator because it took me until college to really appreciate school, due to the fact that anything “academic” lacked relevance to what I felt was important. Social studies, for example, was a bore because my teachers focused only on memorization of dates and events. More important, our textbooks looked flat in comparison to the rich cultural tapestry that was my neighborhood. As a child of the 70/80’s growing up in Los Angeles Black History Month Series: A Challenge!SF Public School Mom: