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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Ayomide Ayelomi

What does Black History Month mean to you?

Black History Month is a month for me to celebrate being Black and show my pride. It is also a month where we can highlight the works and incredible things that Black people have done for this country. It is a mon...

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Black History Month
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Bintia and Yalihan Camara

Bintia Camara

Normandale, Grade 4, Age 10

Black History Month is about celebrating our Black culture, and freedom from slavery. One of my favorite parts of Black history month is at my school, it is the only time all books put out about Black stories to rea...

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Black History Month
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Carla Vernón

Shining a light on a Hidden Figure – Dr. Cynthia Bowman Vernón

By Carla Vernón

The way we honor Black History Month makes many of those milestones seem like they happened million years ago. It is common to portray the histori...

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Black History Month
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Elena Brito Sifferlin

Black History Month is a good time to reflect on the contributions made by Black Americans for our country and community in order to work towards a more inclusive community for the entire year, every year. While serving on a working group of the Edina Rac...

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Black History Month
Posted on: February 15, 2021

Ellen Fenster-Gharib

I am writing to celebrate some young people in our community in honor of Black History Month!

I am a lifelong Minneapolis resident and am relatively new to the Edina Community. Like many others I was rocked when George Floyd was murdered last summer. I was...

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Black History Month
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Erica Allenburg

What’s In A Name?

 

Black History is American History. And American History is Black History. Those two things cannot be disentangled, nor should they. I always welcome Black History month, but I hope we get to a point in time when we are teaching ...

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Black History Month
Posted on: February 10, 2021

James Pierce

Growing up, I took a lot for granted. While there certainly was racism and bigotry present throughout my hometown of Montgomery, AL, I didn’t realize how special my neighborhood actually was. I grew up in a community where everyone looked like me. All of ...

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Black History Month
Posted on: February 15, 2021

Kaitlyn and Stephanie Pierce

Kaitlyn Pierce, 9 years old

Black History Month is important because…

I think that Black History Month is important because most stories about our history are told by white people and about white people. Black people like me deserve their own sto...

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Black History Month
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Koket Dhuguma

What does Black History Month mean to you?

Black History Month is essentially the only time during the year people feel almost obligated to listen to Black voices and make an effort to make space for Blackness. I love that there is that spotlight on Black ...

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Black History Month
Posted on: February 17, 2021

League of Women Voters Edina

In 2020 the League of Women Voters celebrated its Centennial, with the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the establishment of the League. Our centennial has been a time to honor the women who came before us and how far women have come but also t...

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Black History Month
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Nathan and Nico Gotte

Nathan Gotte, 10 years old

Black History Month

I think that Black history month is a time to celebrate, look back, and recognize all the great things African-Americans have achieved, and done to make a difference. There are several examples of this like: Ma...

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Black History Month
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Nina and Trisha London

Nina London, 9 years old

To me, Black History Month means celebrating my best friend and her family. It also means celebrating all of the ancestors that came before them.

Trisha London

To me, Black History Month is a call for reflection and acknowledgment; r...

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Black History Month
Posted on: February 15, 2021

Scott Neal

At the request of former City Management Fellow Chanté Mitchell, Edina City Manager Scott Neal wrote this essay for the Black History Month celebration of Emerging Local Government Leaders.

I created the Edina City Management F...

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Black History Month
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Sofia Lambert

To me, Black History Month means celebrating important Black people who helped our society become what it is today and especially to end segregation.  We celebrate so many people during this month, including Rosa Parks, George Washington Carver, ...

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Black History Month
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Zara Hernandez

This is What Black History Month Means to Me! 

Black History Month is a celebration of Black people like: Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Bessie Colman, George Washington Carver and Thurgood Marshall and more. I know about Harr...

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Black History Month