Thursday, February 15, 2007

Essay 1708

BHM2007: It’s not too late to pick up your Black History trading cards. Created by Luanga Nuwame (pictured above), the cards are designed to ignite new interest in historical events and figures. Nuwame said, “In my research from August to November 2005, I met with young Black kids and youths who felt 50 Cent’s lyrics meant more than Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. I met older Black adults who knew little about ancient African legendary figures and both children and adults of other ethnicities that couldn’t be bothered picking up a book on Black heritage. If these cards can’t get people excited and inquisitive about Black history, I don’t know what will.” Click on the essay title above to learn more.

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