What are you doing for Black History Month?
I thought it would be interesting to see if and what people are doing for Black History Month. I am trying to get us in for a tour of the Sotterley Plantation in Hollywood, Maryland. It is an 18th century mansion that housed one of the largest communities of African-American slaves in this area. It also has an original slave cabin. My son is too young to really learn anything from this, but I thought it would be a great educational experience for myself and my husband who is fairly new to the country. I'm a history lover anyway, especially when I can actually visit an historical site, it always feels so eerie. We are still trying to figure out what else to do as well, so I'm hoping to get other ideas.
If you'd like to, share what you and your family are doing or where you are going. If you have nothing planned, maybe it would be a good time to do so. Ironically, as someone else pointed out to me, they decided to make February, the SHORTEST month of the year, Black History Month, so get out there and take advantage of great learning opportunities before March comes. Show your support of our African-American brothers and sisters.