Let's K12 Better

Let’s Talk About… Black History Month

February 04, 2021 Mom Of All Capes Season 2 Episode 5
Let's K12 Better
Let’s Talk About… Black History Month
Show Notes

February is Black History Month! Black History Month started as an effort by Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland in the early 20th century to celebrate and research accomplishments and contributions by people of African descent. Join us at the kitchen table for a family discussion about Black History Month. We can’t speak for all Black people, but we hope that this conversation inspires some thoughts about how one family interprets their Black experience.

Need resources? Check out the Black History Month toolkit we created to help families and educators begin their exploration of Black history and culture: https://www.momofallcapes.com/black-history-month-toolkit.html

Books and movies mentioned during this episode:

  • Woke Gaming by Dr. Kishonna Gray
  • Spirit of Intimacy by Sobonfu Some
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Antebellum (Horror/Thriller Movie, R)
  • The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Stamped by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi
  • Bamboozled by Spike Lee
  • Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
  • We Want To Do More Than Survive by Dr. Bettina Love
  • From Columbus to Castro by Eric Williams

Family Discussion Questions:

  1. What does BHM mean to you?
  2. Even though we would rather see Black History and the history of all people of color integrated into our history classes beyond a  highlighted box on the side, why is it still important to celebrate this month? What can this lead to? 
  3. How can white and non-black people of color better honor black culture and black history?

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