I've had a number of conversations with my kids this month regarding Black History Month. I'm trying to convey to them that it's not just only about celebrating the "heroes" of our past, but those that are still making history today. They asked my Dad if he met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and I commented that by them meeting Dominique Dawes, they've met someone who was a "First/Hero" in their field. To really bring it home, I told them about how there Dad was the first black volunteer fire fighter at the Takoma Park station, how there mom was the first black featured baton twirler in her high school...how my book is the first multi-cultural inspired scrapbooking idea book and how Leah's Gymnastic team is making "first history" in our county and state in the competitive gymnastic world.
My daughter Leah is mentioned in an article about the success of her Gymnastics team. Being a predominantly black team in competitive gymnastics...now that's being a part of Black History.
CLICK over to my book website and take a peek about my interview with a local newsreporter.