American history most often tells the stories of what white supremacists did: who, what, where, when, why. The lives, experiences, and accomplishments of BIPOC are seldom given equal time in history books or school curriculum or national holidays. Defiance and push-back against racism is rarely told from a BIPOC perspective. Our national “heroes” rarely have dark skin.
We need to tell more truthful stories about what really happened between the races in our shared past. Heroes and villains have many different skin colors.