Black History Month: 2023 Theme—Black Resistance

African Americans have consistently resisted historic and ongoing oppression, in all its forms.

Nearly 179 years ago, the Rev. Henry Highland Garnett proposed that the only path to freedom, justice, and equality; self-determination; and/or social transformation is RESISTANCE.

In thunder tones, Garnett shouted:

Let your motto be resistance! resistance! RESISTANCE!

By resisting Black people have achieved triumphs, successes, and progress as seen in the end of chattel slavery, dismantling of Jim and Jane Crow segregation in the South, increased political representation at all levels of government, desegregation of educational institutions, the passage of Civil Rights Act of 1964, the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History in DC and increased and diverse representation of Black experiences in media.

Black resistance strategies have served as a model for every other social movement in the country, thus, the legacy and importance of these actions cannot be understated.

Excerpt from: “Black History Themes”.

2023 ©Dawn Minott All Rights Reserved

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9 thoughts on “Black History Month: 2023 Theme—Black Resistance

  1. Very aptly put Dawn. 👏🏼🙌🏼👏🏼 A relative once told me, “The best revenge is success.” History teaches us the lessons of oppression, suppression, and victory. All too often we forget the successes that brought us to this point, and sometimes we default back to sweeping those defining, historical moments in time, waaayyyyy back in the review mirror and forgetting those who sacrificed for us to be here in this moment in time. These takeaways that you mention isn’t just for remembering Black History Month, but to live these truths every day. Thank you for sharing this timely post my sister. 💖🖤💚

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