There's no secret that black history as we know it, is a watered-down version of the many contributions that members of the African Diaspora have contributed to creating and developing America. As Michelle Obama said at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, "She lives in a house (white house) that was built by slaves." Before she said it, how many people actually knew that?
In traditional educational institutions, very few trailblazers from the African Diaspora are featured outside of Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X. This has created two issues in our society. An entire race who has been denied their history which we see the effects of every day and the idea that keeps racism at its highest levels, that only caucasian/European based races founded and created every aspect of our society.
The movie, "Hidden Figures" which was released in 2016, is the perfect example. Three women who defined modern advances through mathematical and technological at NASA who were never in the history books. In 2020 Katherine Johnson passed away and was honored as a staple in history when just 4 years ago, no one knew who she was or her amazing contributions to STEM. There are so many stories that show we have to redefine how "history" is documented for future generations.
We have taken a traditional way of providing education and literary work while using modern technology to make sure that these stories are not only well documented but will exist throughout time and continue to be relatable and available. The Melanoid Chronicles is the first-ever Encyclopedia and Docu-Series for black history in the new millennium.