Coretta Scott King Lives! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine
It is Black History Month. The schools have dusted the books from last year; lesson plans on the achievements of a few Blacks will be highlighted.
At the end of the month the books will be packed away until next year. In many school districts Black History is confined to a month. But Black History is American History and it should be an essential part of the daily curriculum. If people are not reminded of their history apathy occurs; they lose their sense of belonging and ‘drift in the desert sand of dead habit.’ Civics is not a strong subject with our children.
While they talk about the latest video games, smart technology and brand-name products the achievements of Black heroes escape them. Black History is rich with examples of perseverance and the struggles for acceptance and recognition in a world in which the deck is stacked against peoples of color. Continue reading