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<div style="display:none;font-size:1px;color:#fff;line-height:1px;max-height:0;max-width:0;opacity:0;overflow:hidden">No one person can tell the whole story, no matter how heroic that person might be.</div><div><table width="100%" align="left" border="0" style="margin:0" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><tbody><tr><td id="m_8480019837993911727EMAIL_CONTAINER" align="left" width="100%"><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="width:100%"><td style="padding:15px 0 5px;border-bottom:1px solid #dcdcdc;text-align:center;width:100%"><span style="width:100%;text-align:center"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" align="center"><tbody><tr><td colspan="2" align="center"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="width:600px"><td style="padding:15px 0px 5px;border-bottom:1px solid rgb(220,220,220);text-align:center;width:596px"><div style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12px;width:596px;padding-bottom:10px"><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/e94W6I7tuCjCruddgC1qew~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRh989nP4QoAWh0dHBzOi8vbWVzc2FnaW5nLWN1c3RvbS1uZXdzbGV0dGVycy5ueXRpbWVzLmNvbS90ZW1wbGF0ZS9vYWt2Mj9jYW1wYWlnbl9pZD0zNyZlbWM9ZWRpdF9ycl8yMDIxMDEzMCZpbnN0YW5jZV9pZD0yNjU3NyZubD1yYWNlJTJGcmVsYXRlZCZwcm9kdWN0Q29kZT1SUiZyZWdpX2lkPTQyNzQwODk3JnNlZ21lbnRfaWQ9NTA2ODMmdGU9MSZ1cmk9bnl0JTNBJTJGJTJGbmV3c2xldHRlciUyRjVkMjFjMGYwLTU2M2YtNWYwMy04YTg0LTEzOGNhNDEzM2UyZCZ1c2VyX2lkPTM5MzhmMTdkODE4MmEyMmZkZTE0NjdmZjlkMGJiNWM1VwNueXRCCmARZ0oVYNWyZbZSEGxpbWFAZ2VuZXNlby5lZHVYBAAAAAA~" alt="View in browser" target="_blank" style="color:rgb(102,102,102);text-decoration-line:none;line-height:18px">View in browser</a><span style="color:rgb(220,220,220);margin:0px 10px">|</span><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/MK0mF6nwE8Tfp8PiJODrVA~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRh989nP0SwaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vP2NhbXBhaWduX2lkPTM3JmVtYz1lZGl0X3JyXzIwMjEwMTMwJmluc3RhbmNlX2lkPTI2NTc3Jm5sPXJhY2UlMkZyZWxhdGVkJnJlZ2lfaWQ9NDI3NDA4OTcmc2VnbWVudF9pZD01MDY4MyZ0ZT0xJnVzZXJfaWQ9MzkzOGYxN2Q4MTgyYTIyZmRlMTQ2N2ZmOWQwYmI1YzVXA255dEIKYBFnShVg1bJltlIQbGltYUBnZW5lc2VvLmVkdVgEAAAAAA~~" alt="The New York Times" target="_blank" style="color:rgb(102,102,102);text-decoration-line:none;line-height:18px">nytimes.com</a></div><a href="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#m_8480019837993911727_a11y-skip-ad-marquee" style="color:transparent;display:block;width:1px;height:1px;max-height:1px;overflow:hidden">Continue reading the main story</a><div><br></div><span style="width:100%"></span></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr><tr><td height="10px"></td></tr></tbody></table></span></td></tr><tr style="width:100%" id="m_8480019837993911727_a11y-skip-ad-marquee"><td class="m_8480019837993911727css-kd0pk" style="border-bottom:1px solid #dcdcdc;padding:25px 0 20px;width:100%;text-align:center" width="100%" align="center"><div class="m_8480019837993911727css-1nu1ipb" style="margin-bottom:15px"><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/m_GhHm9qKA0a7hgzRIzCwQ~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRh989nP0S-aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vc3BvdGxpZ2h0L3JhY2U_Y2FtcGFpZ25faWQ9MzcmZW1jPWVkaXRfcnJfMjAyMTAxMzAmaW5zdGFuY2VfaWQ9MjY1Nzcmbmw9cmFjZSUyRnJlbGF0ZWQmcmVnaV9pZD00Mjc0MDg5NyZzZWdtZW50X2lkPTUwNjgzJnRlPTEmdXNlcl9pZD0zOTM4ZjE3ZDgxODJhMjJmZGUxNDY3ZmY5ZDBiYjVjNVcDbnl0QgpgEWdKFWDVsmW2UhBsaW1hQGdlbmVzZW8uZWR1WAQAAAAA" alt="More Race/Related" target="_blank"><img src="https://static.nytimes.com/email-images/newsletters/racerelated/rrheader.png" alt="More Race/Related" style="width:300px" width="300"></a></div><p style="width:100%;margin-bottom:0;font:12px/12px georgia,serif">January 30, 2021</p></td></tr><tr><td height="20" width="100%" style="font-size:0;line-height:0"></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><table width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="border-spacing:0;font-family:arial,sans-serif;color:#333;padding:0;background:#fff"><tbody><tr><td style="width:100%;padding:0;line-height:1" width="100%"><img src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2021/01/28/multimedia/30rr-blackhistory/30rr-blackhistory-articleLarge-v2.jpg" class="m_8480019837993911727css-zh06no" style="display:block;width:100%;height:auto;padding-top:10px"></td></tr><tr><td class="m_8480019837993911727css-1am1dwg" style="text-align:right;width:100%;padding-top:5px;padding-bottom:10px;line-height:14px" width="100%" align="right"><span><span class="m_8480019837993911727css-atnqj9" style="margin:0;font:normal 14px georgia,serif;color:#666"></span><span class="m_8480019837993911727css-eu0g1z" style="margin:0;font:normal 11px georgia,serif;padding-left:0;color:#888;letter-spacing:.01em">Photo Illustration by Aaron R. Turner for The New York Times</span></span></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><h2 style="color:#000;font:400 25px/32.5px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 10px">Do We Ask Too Much of Black Heroes?</h2></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td style="padding:0 0 15px;vertical-align:middle" valign="middle"><p style="font:13px/18px arial,sans-serif;letter-spacing:.2px;color:#000;margin-bottom:0;font:600 13px/18px arial,sans-serif">By Imani Perry</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 17px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px"><span style="font-style:italic;font-size:inherit">This is an excerpt from the first piece in “Black History, Continued,” a New York Times series that will continue all year. It will explore pivotal moments and transformative figures in Black culture and examine how the past shapes the present and the future:</span></p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 17px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px">In the early 20th century, before Negro History Week had turned into Black History Month, African-American teachers and children in schools throughout the segregated South would paste images of celebrated figures of Black history on the walls of their schools. It was a public affirmation that greatness existed among their people despite oppression. As a woman born post desegregation, in 1972, I remember the photocopied programs featuring a list of names to celebrate: Sojourner Truth, W.E.B. DuBois, Daniel Hale Williams, with facts to go along with each. Even then, I knew these models of aspiration were meant to guard me against any feelings of inferiority that might come from not seeing my story in textbooks or on screens.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 17px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px">Though the world has changed a great deal over the past century, celebrating heroes remains an important and familiar part of the Black History Month ritual. It is consistent with the way Americans celebrate history. As the historian Benedict Anderson notes in “Imagined Communities,” his examination of the rise of nationalism, in a national imagination the solitary hero is possessed of qualities and abilities that exceed what we expect of a human being and <span style="font-style:italic;font-size:inherit">he </span>(and it is usually a he) invariably succeeds. In the history of the United States, dominating the landscape and vanquishing all opponents (think George Washington and Davy Crockett) are classic hero’s traits. The hero becomes a proxy for the nation.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 17px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px">Black historic and political figures have been rendered as vanquishing heroes as well. Noble, brave and transcendent, they have remarkable stories. We tremble in awe before the recounting of Frederick Douglass escaping from slavery and Ida B. Wells narrowly evading the Klan in Memphis, saving her own life — then, through her investigative journalism into the practice of lynching, saving the lives of countless others. Martin Luther King Jr., who survived threats, bombs and jail cells before falling to an assassin’s bullets, has been rendered as the ultimate hero. His depiction is messianic. And though he was a key member of a vast and complex movement, he is often presented as singular. This is the way we tell history in the American public sphere.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td align="center" style="padding:0">Continue reading the main story</td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td height="10px" width="100%" style="font-size:0;line-height:0"></td></tr><tr><td style="padding:20px 0 20px;border-top:1px solid #dcdcdc;border-bottom:1px solid #dcdcdc;text-align:center;background-color:#fff"><h3 color="#666666" class="m_8480019837993911727css-1q4lnbl" style="font:10px/13px arial,sans-serif;color:#666;letter-spacing:.7px;margin-bottom:5px;margin-top:0;text-align:center">ADVERTISEMENT</h3><span style="width:100%;text-align:center"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="margin:0 auto"><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"></td></tr><tr><td align="left"><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/fl4EYIy4D1gbI3v3fAsxqQ~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRh989nP0RtaHR0cHM6Ly9saXZlaW50ZW50Lm5ld3lvcmt0aW1lc2luZm8uY29tL2NsaWNrP3M9MTc0MTUxJmxpPVJSJm09MzkzOGYxN2Q4MTgyYTIyZmRlMTQ2N2ZmOWQwYmI1YzUmcD1SU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