From 'Americans Who Tell the Truth'
By Robert Shetterly,
Luckily there are plenty of other people figuring it out, so I can refer you to them. The good folks of Oakland's Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, for example, are on to the right idea. What I remember from elementary school is that Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King, Jr. are the heroes of Black History Month, but rather than focus on those well-loved figures, the Ella Baker Center is reminding us of those who are often forgotten.
Today's Friday Friend is Ella's Voice, the blog for the Ella Baker Center. Ella's Voice is always a source of inspiration for action, and this month is a special treat with the "Unsung Heroes of Black History" feature, chronicling the work of such figures as Walter Turner, Barbara Smith and Henriette Delille. While there, you can also check out the grea work of the Ella Baker Center, such as the great Books Not Bars program for California's incarcerated youth.
So go on, stop listening to me ramble about how to discuss race and give some time to the folks who know what they're doing at Ella's Voice.