A few weeks ago, I reflected about leaders who are all about service to others. Several names came to mind and then I remembered a book that I read last year from Senator Henry L. Marsh III. He had penned his memoirs and shared reflections from over a 50-year time period and his experiences as […]
Who can argue with the unquestionable grace and eloquence of the late congresswoman Barbara Jordan? Not really anyone. Interestingly enough, this week the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will host the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum, a week of student-led activities to honor her. As Black History […]
Every year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) celebrates black history month with reflections at an annual luncheon. The topic is generally the annual Black History Month theme and it is followed by a keynote speaker and reflections from ASALH leadership.
Reflecting during Black History month is not just about reciting the accomplishments of African Americans. It means more than simply celebrating contributions. To me, it means drawing upon their collective wisdom to ascertain their leadership skills. To do so, it seemed necessary to think back to my experience last fall at the Freedom’s Sisters Exhibit […]
Reflecting about Black History Month 2010 and the numerous contributions of African Americans throughout history, I am reminded of a speech I delivered before the California School Board Association delegate assembly in May 2005. It was a poignant moment for me as a junior school board trustee. I was taking a stand during a high-profile […]