Rethinking “Black History” Month

An interesting discussion by Higher Ground’s advisory group on Montessori and Identity on the purpose and value of African American history and closely connected questions of identity and humanism.  Topics covered include” the original purpose of Black History Month (and why we might want to rethink it), the complexity of the learning process around the history of slavery and race, and what, exactly, we want for our kids with respect to race in education.