As 2018’s Black History Month ends, I think it is important to reflect on all the great things black people have done in history that goes unnoticed.
This year at my church we had a Black History Month program, where we honored those who have gone before us and paved the road to where we are today. It was so fun to see everyone participate. I think it is important to know history from multiple points of view. And that is why I love Black History Month. This month I have learned so much about the people that came before me, usually things that I never learned in school.
America has come a long way since the days of slavery, the days of Jim Crow, and separate but equal. There is still more to be done however, especially around the world, but that fact that I have in my hands the freedom my ancestors only dreamed of having means I’ve got something to be thankful for. I am not a slave on the plantation, the only thing stopping me from voting is my age, and I can walk into any store I choose.
It's a beautiful thing.