Kerry Washington Emphasizes That Black History Didn't Start with Slavery


Kerry Washington appeared as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night to discuss the importance of participation in the democratic process, as well as her intention to teach her children that black history didn't start with slavery.

"The thing I've been thinking about a lot, honestly, with my kids — and with my friends' kids ... [is] education," Kerry told Kimmel. "A lot of kids are introduced to race at Black History Month, or in the concept of change-makers like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. And I think it’s really important that we start to introduce the idea of race with a Black history that begins before teaching kids about what Black people were told they couldn’t do, right?" she continued, citing the Maasai Warriors of Kenya, the kingdom of Ghana and Queen Nefertiti as examples of the richness and elegance of black history.

Their conversation is a must-watch. Check it out below!


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