Skip to main content

Lesser-Known Moments in Black History – in the Medium

A few weeks ago, writer and editor Allison Wiltz got people talking on X when she asked: “What piece of black history do you wish more people knew?” Over 300 responses later, Wiltz recapped all of them on Medium. A reporter in Houston, TX, wants more of us to know about Black people’s role in the American Revolution, where over 20,000 Black soldiers fought for the British after being promised freedom in return. (After the war, the British made good on the deal — Black Loyalists resettled in Nova Scotia before founding their own province in Sierra Leone.) And an educator and activist simply responded: “That it’s American history. Every month is Black History.” FOR MORE

art and education, BLACK LIVES, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, racism, women writers

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *