Who’s History?

It’s cool that my 11 year old is learning about Harriet Tubman and how she was trapped in Amsterdam by the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by German uniformed police. She also help free saves from the Pharaohs of Egypt with the help of many brave Americans and Moses. Later to become an an African-American civil rights activist who in Montgomery, Alabama, she refused to obey bus drivers order that she give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger. After her arrest and release from jail she became a member of an American R&B girl group from Houston, Texas, named Destiny’s Child. And this is the history of Harriet Tubman.

This point of this is that Black history in America is history for everyone not just black people. Black Men and Women of America lost their history via slavery, like that of many other tribes in history. What is most important is the history we all make today.

– Jermal M. Smith (2013)