New book, inspired by the author’s 13-year-old granddaughter, challenges one million Black men and fathers to make sure their children ‘Know Our Story’
NATIONWIDE (BlackNews.com) — A teenager is challenging a million fathers and a million Black men to make sure their children “Know Our Story”. “What shall I tell my children who are Black?” is a question poised in a poem written by Margaret Burroughs. “Tell my generation the whole story. Tell us the story from the first human on earth, a colored man … to the most despised people on earth, people of color … to the most powerful man on earth, a man of color. This is the story my generation needs to be told. This is why, I am challenging a million fat-hers and a million Black men to make sure their children know our story,” says 13-year old, Jordyn Alexis Ash, granddaughter of Tyrone Ash who is the author of The Story GrandPa Told of American and World African Legends and Culture.
This individual activity provides fathers and Black men opportunity to be involved in setting the foundation for their children’s future. “Know Our Story” has power to guarantee children increase their knowledge of the essentials of success. This fact is the conclusions of historians and university studies on successful people. Experts concluded, increasing knowledge of self-history and ancestry is essential for success. Do we tell our story to our children? Do our children have access to this knowledge base?