Tuesday, September 20, 2011
How to Research Black History
In my book, Black Success Stories, the late Len Garrison, founder of the Black Cultural Archives in South London, gives his steps for researching Black history.
He talks about defining a Black identity, why he started to teach Black history and how he founded the archives.
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Black Success Stories also contains an interview with Jak Dodd, the creator of the Nubian Jak Black history board game.
Knowledge of Black history – the history of African people - starts at home. It’s down to the parents – we cannot rely on the schools to do it.
My parents taught me about my history from a very young age. They planted a seed. All of our parents and grandparents carry valuable knowledge which we need to share.
Once we have an awareness of even a little Black history, we can build on this. I continue to attend Black history events and I always learn something new.
For more about the importance of Black history, see: Our History, Our Healing.
This blog contains hundreds of Black history resources. If you type “Black history” into the search box, you can access them.
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