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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

"Stay dropping knowledge"

Jovan Bradshaw is a teacher at Magnolia Middle School in Moss Point, Mississippi where 3/4 of the students are African American. For Black History Month, Bradshaw posted the following  by Rev. Nadine Drayton-Keen on her classroom door.

Dear Students, 

THEY DIDN'T STEAL SLAVES...

They stole Scientists, Doctors, Architects, Teachers, Entrepreneurs, Astronomers, Fathers, Mothers, Sons, Daughters, Etc. and MADE THEM SLAVES. 

S
incerely, 
Your Ancestors

She's surprised by the attention her door has received. “It all started with this little boy in my class. We were talking and he said, ‘Slaves didn’t do much because they couldn’t read or write.’ He kinda caught me off guard. I said, ‘Baby, if I snatched you up and dropped you off in China or Germany or Africa even, you wouldn’t be able to read and write their language either. Does that make you useless or any less educated?”