From a Child Prospective By Mackenzie Ware, 11 years old. ( This is what she received from Sunday message in her own words.
How do we handle our scars?
We are not talking about how you fall off your bike and get a booboo on your knee, and then after time you get a scar. How do you handle your metaphorical scars. If you still don’t understand how do you handle your history.
It is black history month and us, black people, have a lot of history. We did not start off as slaves, there was a time before all of that. We were in Africa living our regular life, but all of a sudden the white men came and took basically all of us against our will, and made us slaves. We had no choice but to become a slave or die. We slaves might have been weak and helpless, but we had God to go to.
We never gave up and we weren’t going to. We had many black role models Martin Luther King Jr, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, etc. Martin Luther King helped us gain basic human rights, Harriet Tubman helped over 300 slaves get out of slavery, and Rosa Parks stood up for herself and many others. They are just some of the people who lead us to freedom and rights. We need to stand up for ourselves and our people.
We are black people. Doesn’t matter if you light skin really dark skin you have a black heritage in you. We are proud for all of our history. Our black lives matter