Dr. Laura McGowan-Robinson
“Our history did not just start with slavery. We come from a continent that is rich in culture and heritage. … For us to think that it just started on a slave ship does not capture the depth and history of our culture.”
“Black history that’s taught in the schools is not truly our Black history. There are a lot of events that are omitted so that kids do not know their foundation. They don’t know our accomplishments.”
“They should know the history. When I was in school,… you never talked about Black history. They need to understand that the history is not sagging pants. There’s a lot more to it than that.
“They should know the truth. They should know all of creation came out of Africa. … What they’re learning today is not the whole picture, it’s just bits and pieces.”
Compiled by Cynthia Gibson in Leimert Park.