Black History Month – Week 3

Today marks the last week of Black History Month. Although the month is over, we should never stop learning about black history. One month will never be enough to learn about history, let alone learn and honor Black leaders, but we encourage you all to use the rest of this month to dig into history and the present and reflect on where your own powers and privileges intersect and interlock. 

These resources are not all-inclusive and Black history is not a monolith. Below are some daily actions as well as people to follow, educational resources, and organizations to support. 

IDEAS challenges our school community to use this opportunity to learn about Black leaders in both German & American histories (including the present) to further cultivate empathy and accountability with these histories, and to participate in conversations that can make our communities more dynamic. 



Get familiar and educate yourself about…

Tuesday – Feb 21st

“It doesn’t matter how strong your opinions are. If you don’t use your power for positive change, you are, indeed, part of the problem.” – Corretta Scott King

Wednesday – Feb 22nd 

“You always seek to control others when you are not in full ownership of yourself.”- Cicely Tyson, Just as I Am

Thursday – Feb 23rd 

“If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.” – Zora Neale Hurston 

Friday –    Feb 24th 

“You’ve never lived till you’ve flown!” – Bessie Coleman

Saturday – Feb 25th

“Racism is so universal in this country, so widespread, and deep-seated, that it is invisible because it is so normal.” – Shirley Chisolm 

Further Reading

Sunday –  Feb 26th

“Authors do not supply imaginations, they expect their readers to have their own, and to use it”- Nella Larsen

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