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Journaling for Black History Month: A Creative Way to Remember and Honor Our Past



In honor of Black History Month, I want to share a creative way to remember and honor our past: journaling is a great way to reflect on your personal history, as well as the history of black people in America. It can also be a powerful tool for healing and self-discovery. So grab your journal, and let’s get started! I’ll provide some prompts on how to get started.


Why Journal?

Journaling is a great way to process your thoughts and feelings, especially during times of stress or change. It can also be a powerful tool for self-discovery. Writing in a journal can be especially valuable for exploring your personal history. By writing about your experiences, you can gain a deeper understanding of who you are and where you come from.


The History of Black People in America

Black people have a rich and powerful history often overlooked or ignored. Journaling can be a way to document and honor this history. It can also help you understand the impact that racism has had on your life and the lives of black people throughout American history.


How to Get Started

If you’re new to journaling, starting with some prompts is helpful. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

-What does black history mean to me?

-What are my favorite African American historical figures? Why?

-What has been the most challenging thing about being black in America?

-What are some things that I can do to learn more about my heritage and the history of African Americans?

-How has racism affected my life and the lives of people around me?

-What does it mean for me to be a person of color living in today’s world?

-What do I want people to know about black history? What does it mean for me?

-How can I use my voice as a person of color to affect the world?

-What are some things that we can all do together as people of color to create change and build community


After using the prompts above, you can start writing about other topics. You can use your personal history to add context and richness to your writing. No matter what you choose to write about, make sure that your journal is a safe and sacred space for you. Allow yourself to be vulnerable and open as you explore the many facets of your black identity. The more creative you get, the more powerful your journaling will be. Have fun with it! Happy Black History Month!


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