May is Mixed Experience History Month
If you follow Heidi Durrow’s blog, Light-skinned-ed Girl, you may already know about her Mixed Experience History Month series. But if you didn’t, here is a great opportunity to learn more about mixed experiences and accomplishments.
I personally feel like I’ve learned a lot from this series because there are always some individuals featured that I was never aware were mixed and individuals in mixed relationships that I may not have heard of. So many times the diversity of their stories is ignored or untold, so I think these posts are a great introduction to these historic figures.
Want to know what Mixed Experience History Month is all about? Read on.
“It is incredibly important to recognize that multiracial people have a history. Multiracialism and multiculturalism may be relatively newly coined words for our country, but they are not new realities.
Like Black History Month, Mixed [Experience] History Month is designed to educate the public about the contributions of mixed race people. We are not tragic mulattoes. We are part of the vital fabric of America’s history (both black and white).” Continue reading »
“Mixed Experience History Month is the annual blog post series created by writer Heidi Durrow celebrating the history of the Mixed experience. Established in 2007, Mixed Experience History Month is an effort to highlight the long history of folks involved in the Mixed experience. Please look for more profiles of people, places and events of the Mixed experience every weekday of May at Lightskinned-ed Girl, the blog! Thanks for reading. And check out some of the previous year’s profiles: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.”
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