Black History Month

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 fully explore Black history, let alone learn about 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. 

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

Below are some resources we endorse that we want to share as Black History Month winds down. 


Get familiar and educate yourself about…


“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.” – Coretta Scott King


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


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


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


“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


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

So if you are wondering what YOU can do for BHM, there is a little something you can do every day this week!
Have a great week, JFKS!
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