Reflecting on Black History Month Illustrations

The kNOw Youth Media’s José Rubén Diaz, illustrated various black figures who made amazing contributions to America in honor of Black History Month. Diaz details his creative process and what it took bring this project together. Read more at The kNOw.

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Black History Built America

The kNOw Youth Media is highlighting various black figures who made amazing contributions to America in honor of Black History Month. To tell the stories of these groundbreaking African-Americans in history, Ruben Diaz, 16, created original drawings to pair with the backstories of these pioneers. See all the figures who are being honored this month […]

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A Forgotten History: Why Doesn’t My School Place a Greater Emphasis on Black History Month?

Even though February was Black History Month, Bakersfield’s Ja’Nell Gore continually notices how the narrative surrounding black history and accomplishments is weak and often incomplete. She wants a comprehensive adoption of black history into schools’ curriculums, ones that don’t just focus on slavery and Martin Luther King Jr. “Schools constantly nag students about the importance […]

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Black history is all around us

A former Richmond high school student, now studying in Nashville, Tennessee, looks back at her pre-college education and sees a lack; Black history, her own history, and a culture that has contributed so much, and yet is undervalued in high school history classes.  “As a people, we need to know where we came from and […]

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