As the nation celebrates Black History Month, we are reminded of the importance of making sure that history is inclusive. I am a believer that when history is told, it must include the good, the bad, and, yes, the ugly. Right now, there are conservative groups around the country saying that history that makes white children uncomfortable should be removed from the curriculum. This is not a new phenomenon. I remember in 1998 when a group of white parents demanded that Maya Angelou’s book “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” be removed from the Anne Arundel County Public Schools ninth-grade curriculum, and it was.
Snowden: America’s story is not complete unless we tell it all
February 2, 2022