Hello all and welcome back to our weekly salon. Before we get to our query, I want to share that in order to keep our book discussion on the front page a bit longer (some of you don't read the sidebars), I'm not posting New Crayons until Monday.
This week's query: During BHM are slave narratives and Civil Rights enough? Can you readily recall lesser known African American historical figures? How do you feel about the standard iconic figures that are promoted and celebrated every year? Do you think the standard figures are enough study for our children? Who do you think deserves a nod that most or many folks don't know about?
This week's query is inspired by my reader's response to a review of The Listeners at Rhapsody In Books. If you've wondered if we were going to run special Black History Month features at Color Online. We're not. Personally, I'm black 365 days a year. This community is committed to people of color, 365 days a year. I figured I'd enjoy other folks' fussing over us this month. Of course, it's hard for me to keep my mouth shut so despite what I said, I am going to be speaking about matters related to Black History Month.