Social Media Offers a New Teaching Tool for Black History [yesmagazine.org]

 

Have you heard of Rosetta Douglass Sprague?

I hadn’t. Then I came across a black-and-white photo on Instagram of a stately yet solemn-looking Black woman who lived during the 19th century that made me stop scrolling through my feed.

It’s Black History Month, and here’s an image of someone, although similar to those of which I’m familiar—Ida B. Wells, Phillis Wheatley, Sojourner Truth—I’d never seen.

[For more on this story by Deonna Anderson, go to https://www.yesmagazine.org/pe...ack-history-20190221]

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