We recognize the work and are so grateful for the wisdom offered by the following sources.
We thank them for their contributions.
Action Suggestions for Grown-Ups
Familiarize yourself with and buy children’s books from these 25 Black creators.
Buy a second copy for a friend!
And place your order through a Black-owned bookstore!
Follow and listen to these 25 leaders and activists on social media and support their work:
Watch and/or listen to these 10 videos and podcasts:
References & Suggested Additional Resources
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Jackson, Jada. “10 Revolutionary Activists You Should Know About This Black History Month.” Rewire News, 25 February 2020, https://rewire.news/article/2020/02/25/10-revolutionary-activists-you-should-know-about-this-black-history-month/. Accessed June 2020.
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