This post was sponsored by AT&T.
Traditionally, in the United Sates, much of relevant Black history is omitted from the mainstream curriculum in the general school system, and sometimes inaccurate. Black history month is important because it is one of the very few times that truths about American history incorporating the contributions of African Americans, are highlighted. Alternative outlets are necessary to disseminate knowledge and promote information exchange. AT&T has been using their platform to do just that.
This February, I’m participating in AT&T’s 28 Days: History By Us, Black History Told by those Making it as part of AT&T’s 10th annual Black history celebration. In the coming weeks, I, along with other up-and-coming Black creatives and social influencers, will be sharing lesser-known, but important stories about historical Black figures whose achievements still hold relevance today. In addition to our stories, AT&T will release more inspiring content throughout Black History Month, so stay tuned!#ad I'm participating in @att 28 Days #ATT28Days #HistoryByUs Click To Tweet
We invite you to join us in this celebration by participating in the conversation on social media using #ATT28Days and #HistorybyUs. We want to hear your stories about how your favorite Black historical figures have influenced you both personally and professionally. Can you guess who I plan to highlight? You should already know my story is going to be health-related! 🙂 Drop your guesses in the comment section below. We can’t wait to see who you come up with. For more information about AT&T’s 28 days visit: http://thebridge.att.net/ATT28Days.html
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