Black History 365 is more than a curriculum for schools. It is the modern-day encyclopedia for individuals and families to learn the true account of Black history from ancient Africa to modern times. BH365 affords us an opportunity to engage with content that examines the historical context of events and figures often omitted from standard history books.
Its tech-savvy engagement combines insightful videos, virtual content, and hip-hop music with rich lessons creating a 21st-century learning opportunity that promotes critical thinking, compassionate listening, fact-based communication, and a solution-oriented mindset.
For decades, the intentional omission and misrepresentation of Black history in America’s public schools have robbed students of an opportunity to learn about the rich past and ancestry of African Americans. As taught in America’s schools, American history is a whitewashed version of this nation’s history with minimal acknowledgment of the countless contributions people of color have made to the development of this country and the promulgation of an identity steeped in slavery.
Historical accounts of Black people have been framed from the context of slavery and civil rights while abandoning the rich legacy of African civilizations from which the enslaved were stolen and brought to American shores. BH365 challenges that approach by presenting Black history from its place and time of origin – ancient Africa and celebrating the accomplishment of Black people in America.
With BH365, we can reverse those dynamics and instill pride and resilience in our families.