Call for Submissions: Send Us Your Hidden Black Histories

Write a story about a little discussed aspect of Black History and we might feature your story in Momentum

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Black history is American history and the more we can get behind that the better off we all will be. And now that Black History Month is upon us, the editing team at Momentum is eager to see what personal stories, family stories, and little known historical stories or analysis are sitting in the back of your mind, ready to be told.

Got something to say about the fallacies of the Trump history commission? Have at it. Was your grandfather or great aunt a Black inventor whose inventions changed our lives forever? Tell us about it. Tell their story, tell us why it’s important right now, and provide links to your research if appropriate. Do all that and we might select it to be featured in Momentum and across Medium.

Simply write your story in draft form, tag it #hidden history or #hidden herstory and email a link to the draft to the editors at Momentum. Several publications at Medium are participating in this Black History takeover that will last long beyond February. We change the narrative when we tell our stories. Submit to momentumeditors at medium dot com.

Here are a few links for inspiration!

The historical legacy of Black writing by Quintessa.

Emmett Till’s home in Chicago achieves landmark status and here’s why that’s important, by Adrienne Samuels Gibbs.

Happy Writing!

Director, Multicultural @Medium. Focusing on ZORA, Momentum, Level and bolstering creators of color. All ideas welcome. And yes, I’ll still be writing.

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