A Founder’s Black History Call to Action for Students, Parents and Schools

I was rushing to catch a plane last year when a piece of Black history stopped me in my tracks at an airport bookstore.

Before I even read a page of “American Sirens: The Incredible Story of the Black Men who Became America’s First Paramedics,” I instantly felt pride and joy, as yet another instance of Black excellence was uncovered for me.

As I quickly made my way through the book during the flight, though, my excitement and intrigue were accompanied by growing anger.