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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:00 AM

Blacked-out History Month

Lest we forget... and the month runs out. For teachers, students and everyone in between:

Celebrating LGBTQ Black History Month

LGBTQ Black folks have been major contributors to society and social justice movements for hundreds of years! From the famous scientist George Washington Carver to the legendary blues singer Ma Rainey – LGBTQ Black figures have made long-lasting contributions and have had a significant influence on U.S. culture. It is important for GSAs to celebrate the contributions of Black LGBTQ people and to advocate for the visibility of these important historical figures. Recognizing how interconnected our oppressions are makes our movements stronger.

One way GSA clubs do this is by celebrating Black History Month every February. If your school doesn't have a Black History Month celebration, organize with your GSA to start an official commemoration at your school. Work with administration and staff, student groups, and others to ensure the lives of LGBTQ Black historical figures are included in your school’s activities.


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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:04 AM

1. If you are teaching history properly, you don't need special months,


You incorporate everybody's history into your lessons, gay, straight, black, white, whatever.

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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:06 AM

2. True. And how often does that happen?

>>>If you are teaching history properly, you don't need special months,>>>>

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