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FEBRUARY- a Month of Love, History & Love of History
Written by
Ey Wade
January 2011
Written by
Ey Wade
January 2011

So, January is gone. The focus on Martin Luther King and his dream has been celebrated and now we move on to February and Black History Month. Basically that's two awesome months to start off each and every year with a bang. Two months where great things can be accomplished. Two months where race and ethnicity is totally in the lime light. Two glorious months and then its all pushed to the back burner.

This is not the world I want for my first grandchild, Jett. Heck, It was not the world I wanted for my daughters. In my world I dream King's dream and wake to fight for my dream and the dream of many others. I used to do the march down the street, stomp my feet, and stand in the activist role. Many times nothing worked, now I write.

February is the month Jett has chosen to be born. The arrival is happily anticipated and we are waiting with palpitating hearts. I still dream. What is your dream?

My dream for Jett is to have Black, White, Red, Yellow, and Brown history celebrated and acknowledged on the daily. To have children pick up a history book and read about their ancestors without having to dig through piles and piles of books only to learn a snippet. I want my grandchild to grow from the true history of America and not the politically correct one where things in literature and history are erased, reworded and hopefully forgotten. The past can be the key to the future.

 I want my grandchildren to be known for what they are and have accomplished, not the color they are.

In February on my blog- wade-inpublishing.blogspot.com I will be celebrating Black History Month & American history from A-Z one letter at a time. Join me in the celebration.

In my book Beads on a String-America-s Racially Intertwined Biographical History all races are acknowledged and celebrated in one binding. History is written in more than Black & White. If you would like to know more about me as author of Beads on a String check out IN THE CHAIR where you can sometimes find me talking to myself.


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