Learning from Black History about Building Bridges across Race, Ethnicity, and Religion
What have key figures from U.S. Black History taught us about forging reconciliation across difference? How have Black women and men built bridges that cross not only race, but also ethnicity, nationality, religion, and other forms of difference? What does it take to build cultures of inclusion – especially after histories of exclusion and violence? Lessons from historical figures – past and more recent – help us imagine and internalize practical ways for moving through conflicts that keep our societies stuck. We can all become change leaders by learning from these exemplars. We can compare notes across nations – the U.S. and Germany – in ways that advance our understanding and deepen our sense of shared endeavor.