There is a move afoot in America promoting forgetfulness. White Americans who have reached a level of accomplishment want Black Americans to forget the bitter past. I say we should never forget and never stop teaching and preaching our past. Let it continue to serve as a light to a better future. Let it light the road to the Presidency, Congressional and Senate seats, Supreme Court Justice seats, and a better future.
Let us never forget Emmit Till, Ruby Bridges, The Little Rock Nine, or the Divine Nine, Dr. Martin Luther King, The Montgomery Bus Boycott, The Underground Railroad, To Kill A Mockingbird, The 1619 Project, Ebony and Jet Magazines, HCBU’s, Strange Fruit, Nina Simone, Motown, Jesse Jackson, Derrick Bell, Jeremiah Wright, the Hanging Tree (“Strange Fruit”), The Rope, cross burnings, the Blues, 16th Street Baptist Church, Ida B Wells who printed in her newspaper a daily account of blacks who were lynched in Memphis, Tenn., Kunte Kinte and slavery, Jim Crow, Medgar Evers, Reconstruction, Police Brutality, Middle Passage, Malcolm X, Nat Turner, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Black Wall Street, Frederick Douglass, or Fannie Lou Hamer of the Mississippi Freedom Party who coined the phrase, “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired”, and the many other historical events we should never forget.
Those encouraging that Black History should be banned and not taught in schools and libraries are the ones who should be banned. We must strongly reject their absurd new racist tool of Critical Race Theory. To allow them that theory would be taking away Black motivation for progress. Like the Jewish community, regarding the holocaust has adopted the motto of “Never Again.” Black people must adopt a similar motto, “Never Forget,” lest we allow undesirable historical events to be repeated.
Words like Education, Entrepreneurship and Civil Rights should replace those above as evidence of moving forward. Those politicians asking that we ban Black History being taught in Schools is like asking Black people to remove the motor from their automobile. We must look at the past, the present, and the future to continue to make progress. Our hats are off to those who continue to publish the history of Black America to guarantee that it does not get lost for generations to come.
American Black History to date can post a journey from the Slave House to the White House and potential Supreme Court. Black people have built this Country from vacant land to what it is, for free, the world’s greatest Country. As a reward for building the Country, jobs should open up at all levels including Supreme Court Justices. No Affirmative Action is necessary.
American Black History begins with Kidnapping and Theft of people, and taking them to a foreign land, forcing them to work for free, and building an infrastructure to make life comfortable for the Kidnappers (Slaveholders) and their offspring. The Black story continues with exploration about how to get rid of the kidnapped people, who are growing in numbers. The kidnapped people want to go to school with Kidnappers kids, marry and go to church with them, and eat in restaurants sitting next them. They want to vote and hold offices like President, Vice President and Court Justices, author books, perform in movies and plays and make songs about what happened to them in slavery. They want the freedom and the right to form organizations to protest things that happened to them. What is left…The fear that maybe Black people will become the new Kidnappers and Slaveholders...? Black people, however, must Never Forget and always tell the true story of the past.