There have been some outstanding events to mark Black History Month 2019, such as the African-American Read-In and Gwendolyn Briley-Strand’s portrayal of Harriet Tubman, each of which drew a capacity crowd to the Arts Center. Some of our schools also mounted innovative in-depth programs that deserve praise. We are leaving February behind, but let’s not end the fascinating study of Black History.
Regrettably, in many schools Black History Month is still celebrated in such a perfunctory way that students and their teachers never really open the door to let it in. Continue Reading