What does Black History Month mean to David Hudspeth?

Kylie LeValley, Reporter

“Black history month doesn’t just mean a month in which we celebrate the accomplishments of the black people. It means to honor and sit down and actually think about how our Black Leaders overcame adversity so young that black children like me could have a chance to, one live, and two, have a brighter future,” David Hudspeth exclaimed.

Hudspeth was never taught about Black History Month in school, but when he was in the 7th grade, he watched the NBA wear “equality” on their shoes. This brought it to his attention that there was a long-overdue change needed for more equality in the world.

He likes to use his time to empower the people around him. No matter who you are (friend, family, or stranger) there is always something he can say to empower you.

Knowing his family empowered him to always use his voice it let himĀ  know “that my voice matters, and in being a young black man in this world know that my voice is everything.” He was taught that if he never spoke about his feelings he would never get help. Without speaking out, he said “no one will ever know the pain and no one will ever see what it really means to express my feelings if it has never come from me.”

Hudspeth doesn’t want to say something and not see a change; he wants to “walk people through my life and what it really means to be in my shoes.”