Black History Month am GNW

Black History Month am GNW

Black History Month takes place every February to honor the accomplishments of Black people in the United States, Canada and other nations.

During Black History Month, educational institutions, libraries, museums, and communities hold a range of events, exhibitions, conferences and lectures to highlight the significance of African American achievements and experiences in the past and the present. The focus is often placed on renowned individuals such as Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Malcolm X, in addition to exploring lesser-known people and events.

Furthermore, Black History Month provides a platform to address ongoing challenges related to racism, discrimination, and injustice in contemporary society. The commemoration does not only serve as a means of remembering the past but also as a call to action towards a more equitable future.

In the context of Black History Month, we, as a class, are currently reading the famous novel “The Hate U Give“, written by Angie Thomas. It deals with a young girl named Starr Carter who  witnesses  the fatal shooting of her unarmed friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. We have been learning about racial profiling, inequality and the Black Lives Matter movement, which inspired the book.

11.1 Bendix, Jule, Daniel, Finn

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