East End church reflects on Black History Month with roundtable event

Parishioners at East End Tabernacle say they found that interpretations of Black history vary among people from different generations.

News 12 Staff

Feb 5, 2023, 11:30 PM

Updated 496 days ago

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On the first Sunday of Black History Month, an East End church held a roundtable event reflecting on Black history and what it means to different people.
Parishioners at East End Tabernacle say they found that interpretations of Black history vary among people from different generations. They say older folks are more apt to understand why its observance should never be taken for granted.
"Black History Month is very important because when I was growing up, there was no Black history. We didn't know anything. All we saw was a little paragraph in a small history book saying there were slaves. Now, five generations later from slavery, we have Ph.D.'s in my family,” said Pamela Thomas.
"To me Black History Month means an intentional re-telling of the story -- an appreciation of our journey that we can convey to others,” said another parishioner.


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