How do you ensure people you know and touch connect with Black History?

godofwine

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From kids to parents to friends and co-workers, we touch people all the time. We pass on knowledge, info, facts, and also history.

Black history is so much more vast than many of us could even fathom. You could go down a list of firsts, popular inventors, inventors who had their ideas stolen from them or they weren't allowed to patent (The REAL inventors of...), Painters of different centuries, African Royalty, classical singers, opera singers, writers, poets, etc.

Every character's name in the novels and short stories I am writing from this point forward will be an amalgamation love names from black history.

For example, the protagonist in End of a Nightmare is named Zora Jemison after author Zora Neale Hurston and astronaut Mae Jemison.

Her cousin who trains her is Lewis after the first African American to build a billion-dollar company, Reginald Lewis. One of the bad guys, Horace is named for Horace Pippin, a self-taught African-American painter.

At the end of my book will be a short glossary of who each person was named for and that person's impact on black history. To me, that's the least I can do to let whomever reads my books know about black history.

What do you do to teach your kids, or people you know about black history?
 

gene cisco

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I teach the good and the bad. I don't want my kids to be under any delusions and want them to always approach history with an objective mind. With history, you ain't always going to like the answers you find.

History isn't just about feel-good stories to me. It's also about learning from past mistakes.
 
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