Thursday, February 6, 2014
What Black History Looks Like
Here is what black history looks like. It looks like the black people who were forcibly removed from Africa to the USA for slavery but were determined to be free. It looks like whites and Jews who risked life and limb to protest slavery and Jim Crow, including hiding people in their homes and barns along the Underground Railroad. Some were killed. It looks like Native Americans who welcomed escaped slaves. It looks like people and organizations that helped support the Black Panther Party's free clinics and breakfast program and people who financially helped and physically marched beside Rev.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Freedom Riders. Black history looks like people of all races uniting against oppression and defending freedom with their very lives. That is what it took, and that is still the only way. "An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" (MLK). Happy Black History Month, everybody!"