Family History Day is an amazing opportunity for kids to discuss their heritage with their classmates. Most of the time.
Michelle Morales still chokes up when she thinks of how heartbroken she felt when she came to school eager to teach her class about her Puerto Rican ties to Taíno Native Americans and was met with opposition. Her teacher insisted that her ties to indigenous culture were not real.
"That sticks with me," Morales says, "because in that moment, a history that I should have been proud of was erased."