so true ^.^
Did You Know Memorial Day Was Started by Ex-Slaves?
One of the things that most black people know is that the public school system does a horrible job teaching black history. They will gladly tell you all the wonderful things that white people did and maybe even go back to Europe, but the contributions of African Americans are kept entirely on the backburner.
A fact that you should probably know is that African Americans are the reason that Memorial Day even exists in the first place. According to Professor David Blight of Yale University, the event began on May 1, 1865. A group of former slaves in Charleston, SC gave a proper burial to 257 Union soldiers who’d been put into a mass grave. [Continue reading at Black Blue Dog.]
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPlookingup
Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a photo announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.
This weekend’s tag was #WHPlookingup, which asked participants to capture photographs of what they saw when they looked up. Every Monday we feature some of our favorite submissions from the project, but be sure to check out the rest here.