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When America’s Education System Hides the Impact of Black History, Kids Suffer

Public diary written on 2/4/22

A black woman is on one side of the photo, staring into the camera. On the other, a picture of her from childhood holding a doll.
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When I was in school, Black History Month felt so unimportant. Every year, they’d spin the same over-simplified, pre-approved narratives about Black leaders.

Occasionally, the school would put up a themed bulletin board in a high-traffic area of the school…

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Nia Simone McLeod

Nia Simone McLeod

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