How I Learned in 1956 that Black Lives Matter
At 9 years old, I didn't care that my mother wasn't funny like Lucille Ball, or that she didn't wear circle skirts and twirl around the house like Loretta Young, or that she was no longer pretty like Miss Kitty on Gunsmoke. I wanted my mother to be brave, like Annie Oakley. Not long after Rosa Parks sat on that bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in the whites-only section, I found out how brave my mother really was...and that Black Lives Matter.
This episode contains a simple ritual I call "Colored." Done with a group, the ritual can open the door to conversations about race.
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The 10 must-watch documentaries about Civil Rights, compiled by PBS.