A Legacy of Love and Sacrifice
For History teacher, Billy Pride, Black History Month represents past hurts and wounds that never quite healed, so the last thing he wants to do is teach lessons about slavery or the Civil Rights Movement. For Principal Knight, it represents a time of guilt and shame because he was recorded five years ago, using a racial slur to describe a student.
For Sarah Christian-Love, being a teacher is more than a professional career choice. It is an act of obedience. It is an answer to a call upon her life to teach her students about racial unity; therefore, she considers it a great privilege and a blessing to direct a school wide stage play written to honor black and white abolitionists and civil rights activists during Black History Month. Unfortunately, her colleagues’ opinions about Black History Education leave her heartbroken and she wonders if she will ever be able to make a difference.
A little about me
My name is Nicole C. Schroeder, but the name I am called the most is mom. My husband and I have three daughters, and we feel honored to be their parents. Currently, I am an educator in the public school system. Teaching is one of my greatest joys.
I published a book entitled, In the Midst of a Storm in March of 2009; however, that was during a time in my life when I did not realize that I should consult the One who gave me the gift in the first place. (I mixed what I wanted with what He wanted for me, and it ultimately did not work out very well). Imagine that, right?
As far as my resurrected “writing career” is concerned, I do not consider myself to be a playwright, a blogger, or an author for that matter. I am a child of God and your present or future sister in Christ. In 2016, God called me to write about racial unity. (Yes! I had to overcome a lot of insecurities before getting to this point.) I give all the honor and glory to Him, and I promise to let Him guide my path.