Why I Remember

Why I Remember by: Zoe Akhigbe
Posted on 12/01/2020
Zoe Akhigbe

Students in 4RI at SEE chose to write in their journals about either Remembrance Day, or Kamala Harris's win in the US election and the dreams and opportunities that this presents to young girls. We talked about Ruby Bridges but had no idea that this past week was also the 60th anniversary of her trying to go to school despites protests of many. 

Written by Zoe Akhigbe

I remember because of Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks was a woman of color, and a proud one too. She decided to sit in the front of the bus when they told her no. Rosa Parks and many others made it possible for me, a black child, to be educated just as white children have been. Different black people have changed the world because of their brave actions. Ruby Bridges prayed a prayer to the white mob of angry people. “Love your enemies” is a verse in the bible that we should all value. Kamala Harris is the very first female vice president in history. She was elected on November 7, 2020. Kamala Harris says “while I might be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities.” I remember because of black history.

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