My next Black History guest blogger is a Freelance Writer/Blogger. She also is currently working on her first children’s book. Two of her passions are promoting literacy education and the prevention of abused and neglected children. Without further ado - I would like to introduce Literary Nobody.
Side Note: Please do not be fooled by the title “Nobody.” This lady is getting ready to be bigger than Buffalo Wings.
February marks innovations and progress in African-American culture. We all know very well the many black men and women who took firm stands to fight for God given freedoms. We have also have learned of those whose inventions revolutionized the world.
However, according to Webster's Dictionary history is defined as:
The branch of knowledge dealing with past events. A continuous, systematic narrative of past events as relating to a particular people, country, period, or person Many feel history can only be equated with events that happened long ago by well known people. But, history is what we accomplished yesterday, last week, last month, last year, and so on.
Thinking about our present history what has been accomplished recently? To take it even to a more organic level what have we done to affect our individual history in our own family, our relationships, our viewpoints and attitudes about other people? What kind of history are we creating in our own lives?
The beauty of learning about history is that it is an iron clad reminder. Sometimes of successes, but other times failures. Point being, unless we understand our own individual histories of our mistakes, we are doomed to repeat them.
We remember history so as to not forget the good times and the bad. Now is the time to create a new history. Collectively and individually. As a race. The human race. Let's build upon our history by working to not repeat our own mistakes or the mistakes of those who have gone before us, past and present. Let's make history that others will be proud to recount about us and that will set an example for years to come.