How Celeb Moms Teach Their Kids About Black History
Holly Robinson Peete
"We have so many children's books on everyone from Medgar Evers to Jackie Robinson. We...
"We have so many children's books on everyone from Medgar Evers to Jackie Robinson. We also celebrate Kwanzaa and we discuss our ancestors’ sacrifices and triumphs very specifically. The kids speak of their own ancestors, like their great-grandfather who wrote for a Negro newspaper in Philadelphia and their grandfather, also a writer, who helped launch Sesame Street. The kids learn more about their cultural history during those seven days than they do all year in school. We also make annual trips to places that celebrate and tangibly teach Black history like the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio."