Gather the family, make some popcorn, and watch the 2019 film, Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History. Even if you don’t get time to watch the movie before the Black History Month of February winds down, keep the film on the docket since all year long, our respect for the achievements and struggles of African Americans can grow. We can share with our friends at school and community events what we learn.
I talk in my book, I Am My Father-Mother’s Daughter, about how Madam C.J. Walker (1867-1919) inspired me. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove but went on to create specialized hair products for African-American hair. This amazing black woman met a human need with compassion and inclusiveness. Walker invited other women to sell her products, allowing them to earn a wage which was a remarkable accomplishment for her times.