Why Was Our History Revealed Written?
Our History Revealed was written to tell some of the omitted, forgotten, and forbidden histories and legacies of African-Americans within the American History story.
It is written to educate the Brown student while celebrating who we are as a people.
As I began to search the homeschool (as well as public and private) markets for history materials I could use to teach my sons, I was disappointed. Much of what is available is not written for people of color, by people of color, with people of color in mind. Much of what is available has no mention of the men and women who look like (or looked like) my two students.
Sadly, the material and books that do include people of color only recognize us a slaves (or pro-Civil rights participants) where the same 2-4 historical figures are almost always taught.
Well, we are more than slaves and activists.
We are more than the four people we’re commonly reduced down to in traditional American history books.
We have a history and a legacy that is worthy of retelling and learning.