How Celeb Moms Teach Their Kids About Black History
"Our 11-year-old daughter Parker (dressed as Shirley Chisholm) receives a substantial...
"Our 11-year-old daughter Parker (dressed as Shirley Chisholm) receives a substantial serving of African-American history. When we visited Florida on our annual family vacation, my father-in-law, who is a retired professor of African-American literature, told all of the grandkids about Zora Neale Hurston, quoted her work from memory, and organized a trip to Eatonville. I recently asked Parker when she has learned the most about Black history. She enthusiastically answered, 'When I did my Shirley Chisholm project in fourth grade!' She researched Chisholm by reading about her and watching a documentary film. She visited various locations in Brooklyn where Chisholm worked and studied. She used this research to write a report, make an art piece honoring Chisholm, and then memorized a portion of one of Chisholm’s speeches and delivered it before her school at an assembly."