A Little Black History – Part 1
My husband and I collaborated on this several years ago. Enjoy.
Category: Africa, Art, Beauty, Black History, Consciousness, Creativity, Drawings, Education, Hair, Illustrations, Justice, Peace, Politics, Social Change, storytelling, Writing
Tags: African Americans, Black History, Brian C. Payne, creativity, Literature, politics, Skywalker Storyteller, storytelling, writing
This is outstanding work, Skywalker!
It’s really astonishing how many common inventions we take for granted were created by African Americans, such as the rotary blade lawnmower, folding bed, traffic signal and gas mask. Because all these items are American inventions, most people assume the inventor was white.
There are still inventions or achievements done by black Americans I’m learning about all the time.
Thank you very much for letting us know a bit about two fascinating people. I had never heard of them before. Your husband’s drawings really bring your words to life.
Thanks, Suzanne. I guess they wouldn’t be that well known in Australia. Yes, my husband does a real good job drawing black people
First of all, let me just say that your husband is quite talented! Secondly, there was an article I read somewhere some years ago which listed a surprising number of inventions by African Americans. It’s a great pity that such knowledge is not more widespread, which is probably partly due to the school curricula. Well, here’s a little more Black history for you – did you know that the island of my birth, St. Lucia, holds the Guinness World title for the most Nobel Prize Laureates per capita (Arthur Lewis for Economics and Derek Walcott for Literature).
Thanks for sharing that bit of black history, which I didn’t know. You come from quite a literate and well educated island.
I hope you continue to address an area of history ignored far too long in this land of white bread and milk. Thank you.