A Message from Karyn

Though Black History month is highlighted in the month of February, Sweet Blackberry continues to share Black History stories all throughout the year. 

This month, on behalf of Women's History Month,  Sweet Blackberry aims to highlight the love, hard work and sacrifice many women of color have had to endure throughout history and the current movements many are supporting to ensure equal justice to all. Be sure to check out this month's activity testing your knowledge on trailblazing women in her-story. 

In addition, we are also looking to also showcase school teachers who find ways to incorporate Black History into their classrooms. If you have a story to share or would like to write on our blog, contact us as admin@sweetblackberry.org. 

Celebrating Women's History Month

For as long as we can remember, women have been the backbone of the way of the world. Despite the hardships many black women have faced being a double minority, they have found a way to persevere and make their mark in American history despite its wanting to overlook their momentous contributions. 

Check out this month's activity and test your knowledge on notable women in Black history. 

Support Sweet Blackberry with Amazon Smile
Did you know that when you purchase items through Amazon.com, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charity organization? That's right! 

This month, we are continuing to encourage you to register Sweet Blackberry as your charity of choice through the AmazonSmile program. Simply register here: https://smile.amazon.com/
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Bessie Update

Thank you so much for your current support. We have distributed several Kickstarter rewards and are looking forward to sharing more with you! 

Currently, our Bessie film is expected to be released in May 2018. Stay tuned for more updates, and thank you for coming along on this journey with us. 
Gantt Children's Film Festival

This month, our founder, Karyn had the opportunity to share Sweet Blackberry Films with the children of Charlotte, North Carolina. 

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture, named after the city's first African-American mayor and the first African-American student at Clemson University, offered this unique program introducing Charlotte to our animated films sharing the courageous stories of Henry "Box" Brown, Garrett Morgan and Janet Collins. Here, children were able to not only learn these stories but participate in fun activities, too! 
Book of the Month: 
Kenya Ford and the Field Trip Mix-Up
By Melissa Thompson

Keena Ford is so excited to go on a field trip to the United States Capitol with her second-grade class! At school, she is running for a spot on the student council, and on the field trip she's going to meet a real live U.S. representative. The only trouble is, mean Tiffany Harris keeps teasing Keena and taking the best place in line. Keena doesn't mean to get into trouble, but trouble seems to find her anyway!

Check out this book on Amazon Smile here

In 1955, at age 15, I was arrested for refusing to give up my seat on the bus. 
There is an episode of Comedy Central's Drunk History highlighting my story. 
I was one of five plaintiffs in the civil rights case Browder v. Gayle. 

Who am I? 
Tweet your answer to  @SwtBlackberry  for a shout out in next month's newsletter! 

The answer to last month's trivia question was Angela Bassett!