As we enter the last week of Black History Month, this week’s show on Tuesday, February 21st, 12:00-1:00 PM EST, is focused on the unique lessons learned from Black History Month 2017 and the challenges of instilling a constant and empowering learning stream of Black History knowledge year-long. We will talk about the lessons Black History Month teaches as we confront the new Trump Administration; the Voting Rights Alliance Black History Month series; the impact of the National Museum of African American History and Culture; and resources for teaching and learning Black History the entire year.
Our guests will include Dr. Harrell Carter, President, Jackson-Madison County Branch NAACP; Caitlyn Cobb, Social Media Specialist; and Lauren Footman, Graduate and leader of this year’s Bryn Mawr College Black History Month program.
This year’s Black History Month occurring during the first tumultuous month’s of the new Trump Administration has generated increased interest. Discussions have focused on Black heroes and sheroes who influenced past presidential administrations. In addition, more attention was garnered for Black History Month by the fiasco of the highly publicized Presidential Black History Month Listening Session in which President Trump appeared to not only have no idea of who Frederick Douglass was but to think he was still alive 122 years after his death.
Another major factor in spotlighting this year’s Black History Month was the presence of the very popular new National Museum of African American History and Culture which has generated huge enthusiasm and whetted appetites for more learning about Black history nationwide and internationally.
In honor of Black History Month, the Transformative Justice Coalition and the Voting Rights Alliance have sponsored a daily Black History series focused on the fight for Black suffrage: the right to vote.
All over the nation from public school classrooms, libraries, civic groups, in homes and on college and university campuses, there have been thousands of Black History Month programs. The movies Birth of a Nation and Hidden Figures have prominently placed Black History in the popular imagination.
As Black History started on the continent of Africa, what can be done to broaden the understanding of Black History? How do we teach Black History in a manner to empower our current fight for racial justice? How can people of all races acquire access to Black History resources? What can be done to promote the learning and teaching of Black History every month of the year? Our show will discuss these issues and many more.
Be sure to listen live on Tuesday, February 21st, 12:00-1:00 PM, in the DC Metro Region at WOL 1450 AM and on the Internet at www.BarbaraArnwine.com.
Join us in spreading the word! You can call into the show with questions or comments at 800-450-7876. A podcast of the show will be available Tuesday evening on our website: www.BarbaraArnwine.com.