VIDEO: Black History for Real (and Gay)

Based on the news stories of abhorrent racism half way through Black History Month 2019, it would appear past attempts at bringing the vibrant stories of Black culture, contribution, and perseverance into the American tapestry have been a dismal failure.  Year in and year out we’ve earnestly tried to do better by more fully embracing Black history as our history.  But clearly, we’re not getting the job done or at least not getting it done very well.

The folks at “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” took a look at Black history as we know it or in this case don’t and pointed out there is a lot more to it than Rosa Parks, MLK, and a President.  Black history also intersects with Gay History.

(Video still from “Brother Outsider”

Professors Jelani Cobb, Jamilah Lemieux, Mychal Denzel Smith, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, George Wallace, and Walter Naegle are here to remind you that Black History is American History.

 

Read our previous post “Pride Profile: Bayard Rustin, Civil Rights and LGBT Activist” 

 

Learn more about The Rustin Fund for Global Equality HERE 

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