Greetings Andrea, this is a great piece. I would love to reference this article in my piece about Black history if it's published I will let you know, you'll be cited and a link to his article will be added to the bottom of my article. Please let me know if you have any issues. I'll send you a draft link in your private messages.
I'm also the co-founder of a group called WEOC - writers and editors of color. Please DM me if you're interested in joining our group.