History shows enslaved Africans brought knowledge and skills to the US that predate their captivity, disproving Florida curriculum.
Much has been made about the new Florida’s State Academic Guidelines for Black history, for good reason: They ignore critical portions of Black history.
Depending on where they were, formerly enslaved people could indeed utilize those skills, but it rarely worked out well for even the most skilled among them.
OHF WEEKLY, VOL. 5 NO. 11: Editor’s Letter, “What the Media Misses in AAPI and Black Relations,” “Rosa Parks: More Than a One-Hit Wonder,” and a quote by Alice Walker
“The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” –Rosa Parks
OHF WEEKLY, VOL. 5 NO. 8: Editor’s Letter, “Groveland: Restoring its History Black Cemetery,” and a quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.