Dude! This year's Mixed Experience History Month just about took me out! I had the most difficult time finding the information about some of my subject's backgrounds. But there were some real winners and very new to me including the awesome Japanese American Black Panther Richard Aoki.
I may have gone overboard in highlighting the Afro-Vikings this year, but I found it so fascinating to discover so many more including artist Camille Pissarro. That is still blowing my mind!
I realized only now that I only included two women in my profiles. It is a function of 1) not paying attention as I went along, but 2) there is a dearth of information on women's history still! I will make a best effort to include more women next year.
So I need your help for next year. Please send me your recommendations for 2012: remember, profiles are limited to non-living notables, but not limited to mixed-race individuals (see Richard Aoki as example). I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks again for celebrating Mixed Experience History Month with me!
Mixed Experience History Month is the annual blog post series created by writer Heidi Durrow celebrating the history of the Mixed experience. Established in 2007, Mixed Experience History Month is an effort to show that there is a long history of achievements of those involved in 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! Thanks for reading. And check out some of the previous year's profiles: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.