Tuesday, March 3, 2015

What Black History Means to Me by Samuel

What Black history month means to me is that it is a day of the people that went through slavery and people that  weren't  celebrated for the things that they did. For a example Lewis Howard Latimer and Dr. Henry T. Sampson and nobody put them in the history book. Dr. Henry t. Sampson turned the gamma Electric cell into electricity, for a fact. Lewis Howard Latimer helped make the light bulb.  Also,the history of black people is slavery.  Harriet Tubman was a brave slave woman.  She ran away to the north where slaves were free.  Then she went back to her old master's house to save the other slaves and returned with hundreds to the North! Oh that's too bad for that slave master and woo hoo for those Black people! Do you know how African Americans got there?  They journeyed to the North by the underground railroad. It was an organization of  white and black people that helped slaves run away. Whenever the slaves were freed, they were almost still slaves.  Jim crow laws and share cropping kept them in poverty and other horrible things.  The Jim Crow laws were very harsh to black people.  I take that back, the laws were mega racist!  People like  Martin Luther King Junior fought against the Jim Crow laws, not with guns or hands but with peaceful protests.  He had his famous "I have a dream" speech that helped free black people from the Jim Crow laws. My hopes are that racism will stop! I have two siblings that are dark colored and I don't want anything to happen to them.  

Guest author: Samuel 
Age: 8 years old
Hobby/ interests: Video games, climbing trees, drawing, and reading
What he wants to be when he grows up: an inventor

1 comment:

Jen said...

Good job writing Samuel. I enjoyed reading your thoughts and think that you have very good insight!