Thanks to all of you who wrote in with suggestions and ideas for inclusion. If your suggestions didn't show up this year, I thank you for the leg-up on next year's blog series.
One thing I was struck by this time around was that I found so many mixed people who had one enslaved parent, but received the privilege of education--and more importantly freedom. Their "white" privilege provided them with the opportunity to advance themselves in society and/or sometimes alienated them from all communities. How far along are we today in changing this narrative? I don't have answers. But I'm thinking about all of this for next year.
Again, thank you! And tune in May 2011 for the 5th Annual Mixed Experience History Month. And keep your suggestions coming! Hey, does anybody want to help me create a logo badge for next year? Let me know. P.S. If you're looking for more stories of the Mixed experience, there's a cool Festival happening next week: check it out here.
Mixed Experience History Month is an annual blog post series celebrating the history of the Mixed experience. Established on Heidi Durrow's blog Light-skinned-ed Girl in 2007, Mixed Experience History Month is an effort to illuminate achievements of multiracial and multicultural individuals (not tragic mulattoes) and people and events central to the Mixed experience. Please look for more profiles of people, places and events of the Mixed experience every weekday of May at Lightskinned-ed Girl, the blog, or Mixed Chicks Chat blog! Thanks for reading. You can also read past year's series: 2007, 2008, 2009.