Writing Our Story
We love stories. Stories make us laugh, cry, think, reflect, and even dream. Stories are the lifeblood of human communication. They exist in our history books, our religious texts, our family origins, and our pop culture.
And just like the story of our world matters… YOUR story matters, too. Your story is as unique as your DNA. It can’t be replicated or duplicated, only expressed.
In February, the girls of AngelStreet spent some time exploring stories of Black Americans during our Black HERstory Tour.
This tour set out to honor the history of Black Americans while integrating the current beauty of Memphis’ Black culture. We had the following experiences throughout the week...
Saw the premiere of Memphis Jookin: The Show at The Orpheum Theater.
Visited Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum & The National Civil Rights Museum.
Enjoyed food from local Black-owned restaurants: Slice of Soul, Slim and Husky’s, Lot-a-Burger, and Trap Fusion.
Enjoyed a day of Yoga with a local Black female instructor.
Here some of the Angels' stories about the week:
"Going to the Civil Rights museum is my favorite to go to during Black History Month because it has a lot of memorable things about Black culture." - Jada, 13
"What I liked about The Civil Rights Museum was that I was learning about different people. I learned that Martin Luther King had a wife." - Teneil, 8
"I never knew Slave Haven was down the street this whole time." - Kourtney, 13
"The Civil Rights Museum tour guide talked about Claudette Calvin. She is my shero." - Tanaya, 15
"My favorite part was getting to sit on the Rosa Parks bus. She fought for us to sit in the front seat." - Serenity, 9
"Yoga was a stress relieving experience." - Telia, 14
This special week was about following the thread of the stories throughout history and connecting it to each of our unique HERstories.
Just like the figures we see in museums and biographies we read in books, our lives have a story to tell. Our Angels' lives have a story to tell.
And we want to help them tell it.
Because one day, the lives we see lived out today, will be the Black HERstory of the future.
Thank you for being a part of HERstory.
...There's more to the story...