Jun. 5, 2019

Don't Let History Books Cover Up Our Black Excellence and Black Bravery

On June 6, 1944, 75 years ago tomorrow D-Day will be celebrated all around the world. The day that virtually assured that the powers of Axis evil would be disposed of. When I was growing learning of World War 2, my history virtually neglected the efforts of African American soldiers in the war efforts not only of that defining date but also every other significant date during​ this international conflict. Well, today The Blackman Who Reads Aloud, who read the book The Lost Eleven on his program The Blackman Read Aloud, which depicted the massacre of eleven black soldiers by the Nazi soldiers in Belgium in 1944. reading aloud two articles, one article that depicts the contribution of Army Medic Waverly​ Woodson, whose heroic deeds on the shores of Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944,​ deserved a Medal of Honor that he never received. The other article discusses the plight of black soldiers getting recognition for his brave efforts performed on June 6, 1944.

As we look back at our history to look ahead to our tomorrows remember this most important fact. Although we as a black people being historically oppressed​. Oppression isn't a part of our ancestors DNA, nor is it a part of our DNA today. We are comprised of​ black excellence and black courage are what defines​ our DNA, both past, ​and present, and please don't let anyone forget it.