Series ~ The Importance of History
Updated: Sep 22
This is about being educated in several ways. When you understand how important it is to be aware of the Bible history, ancestry line, school history, the inventors, and all those who helped to make our society better, one way or the other.
For years I have had an interest in history, especially about the Bible and history about people, when it comes to culture, language, and beliefs. It plays a major part in how successful one becomes.
It was in 2018, in Greensboro, North Carolina (my hometown) when some things happened that increased my interest in history, and I have pondered it in my heart and waited for the door to open to write this series on “Knowing History.”
Pictured are photos of some young girls who visited Greensboro with their parents, while they were touring certain places, including Greensboro City Park. It was quite fascinating for them to get some history, and to be in a place where some their ancestors resided.
These are some places they went.
NC A&T State University, formerly A&T College (four students from the college started the civil rights movement); that’s history!
The International Civil Rights Museum stemmed from those A&T students protesting at the F. W. Woolworth lunch counter.
They are standing by a statue of the Greensboro Four on February One Place.
Bennett College, one of the oldest African-American female colleges - It is one of two historically black colleges that enroll only women, the other being Spelman College.
These girls learned about some rich history of a place where many of their relatives lived, and some still reside there.
When these photos were taken, it did not occur to me I would be writing about the girls and their brief experience in Greensboro. Since it was on a Sunday, and the museum was not open, all the pictures of each place were taken outside.
One little girl was such an avid reader, when she stood outside the museum, her eyes were fixed on the displays in the window. Since the face of Emmitt Till was young, we discussed some things about him recently and I told her, he was so famous (for the wrong reason- tragically horrific life), and a movie was produced about his life. I didn’t go into details; her parents should be the ones who tell her, since she is only twelve years old.
My point is, in previous years this young girl loved reading so much that she would read short children’s books and upon completing reading, she could tell her mother what was in the book. During the early years of my walk with the Lord, my scripture memorization was excellent (not anymore).
This child told me her desire for reading has diminished somewhat, but she “Loves” history. I find that so interesting because I love history too!
As I continue this series, there will be some challenges pertaining to Bible history and the history (background) about certain people. Hopefully, this challenge will provoke the readers to get information that will help them to be aware of what and who are true and vice versa.
Betty A. Burnett