Why black history matters to me

Students talk about how black history changed them: “It has the power to inspire those of us who cannot aspire. We need to know that there’s more to us than the chains that hold our people down.”


  1. Pick one black person whom you think everyone should study in school. Create a one-page profile of their story, including an image and five reasons why you admire them or find them interesting.
  2. Imagine you are designing your own curriculum for English or History. Pick one topic you would want to study. What historical moments or literary texts would you need to include?