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Black History & Culture Month: Seattle Colleges Black History Month Program

To Honor the Past; To Celebrate the Present: and Inspire the Future!

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Summing it up

Thanks to Taraji Belgacem for sharing this excerpt from the Feb 25, 2021 New York Times

Martha S. Jones of Johns Hopkins University says,  “There’s no question that history is and continues to be a battleground. The origin stories that we tell matter a great deal for where we set the bar and how we set the bar going forward. So when you talk about people like Carter G. Woodson, these are men who knew that if you don’t rewrite the history of Africans and people of African descent, if you don’t rewrite the history of the United States through the lens of Black history, if you don’t make that record and if you don’t make that case, there are [false] stories that will expand and go toward rationalizing and perpetuating racism, exclusion, marginalization and more.”