BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Every Monday in February, we're sharing the stories of Black Historical figures we need to talk about -- many of whom we don't hear about in our classrooms and whose contributions to our history are lost along with the stories, possessions, and records that went along with them. Black History IS American History and we won't ever let anyone forget it. During Black History Month (and beyond), we encourage you not only to share, but to also engage in conversations with us and others in your community about the reasons why we hear so few stories (or the same ones each year) and dive deeper into others who built America into who she is today. Our Black History Month Series was shot, recorded, and edited in collaboration with Irondequoit High School's Diversity Club, Mosaic, and E.R.A.S.E.

Teacher, Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist, Lecturer, Journalist.

After watching the video, what are some thoughts that you have about Maria Stewart? Research on your own about this important figure in our history and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Sources: 

https://www.thoughtco.com/maria-stewart-biography-3530406

https://ehistory.osu.edu/biographies/maria-stewart

MARIA STEWART

First Black deputy marshal west of the Mississippi. Arrested 3,000 people, 14 of which he shot in self-defense without getting shot ONCE.

After watching the video, what are some thoughts that you have about Bass Reeves? Research on your own about this important figure in our history and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Sources: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bass_Reeves


https://www.history.com/news/bass-reeves-real-lone-ranger-a-black-man

BASS REEVES

JEREMIAH HAMILTON

First Black Wall Street Broker and African-American millionaire. Born in Haiti. Moved to New York and made millions off of racists. 

After watching the video, what are some thoughts that you have about Jeremiah Hamilton? Research on your own about this important figure in our history and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Sources: 

http://www.jeremiahhamilton.org/whowasjeremiahhamilton/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremiah_Hamilton

AFENI SHAKUR

Black Panther Party Section Leader in Harlem, campaign manager, and mentor who represented herself in court facing a 300-year sentence of which herself without formal training and 21 others were acquitted. Mother to Tupac Shakur. 

After watching the video, what are some thoughts that you have about Afeni Shakur? Research on your own about this important figure in our history and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Sources: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afeni_Shakur


https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/04/arts/music/afeni-shakur-mother-of-tupac-shakuris-dead.html


https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/afeni-shakur-43480.php