As a Black Mom, I’m Emphasizing 3 Things to My Kids for Black History Month

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As a mom, I’m constantly emphasizing the importance of character, integrity, confidence and empathy to my daughter. And, during Black History Month, we emphasize these points through examples of those who possessed these attributes and came before us. Leaning into the history of Black Americans’ contributions and educating my daughter on the impact that they have had on the fabric of American culture and its history are great reminders to her of what she can accomplish as a successful Black woman.

1. Know your history and the shoulders upon which you stand.

This year, I really took advantage of the virtual learning environment by supplementing the robust curriculum from her school with examples of strong Black American women. Each day, we picked a person to read about—Rosa Parks, Oprah Winfrey or Michelle Obama—and posted their quotes around her room. Seeing images of those…

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