Recently I watched a Public Broadcasting System program, Freedom Songs: The Music of the Civil Rights Movement and I was reminded of a quote from Paulo Coehlo. He once said that “One has to understand that being brave is not the absence of fear but rather strength to keep on going despite the fear.” How […]
The American psyche was shook to its core with the inspirational movement of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today marks the 48th annual recognition of the historical march on Washington and the “I Have a Dream” speech he delivered in Washington, DC. While a symbolic unveiling of the King Memorial in Washington planned for today […]
Monday, May 17th commemorates the 56th anniversary of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision that ended legal segregation. This U.S. Supreme Court decision was pivotal in U.S. history because it sparked the civil rights movement and reminds us that there is an opportunity for us all to do more to uphold the intent […]
Now they are gone. Over the last two weeks, two civil rights giants and living legends transitioned. Now we must carry the torch of the work that they started. I feel saddened by the loss but at the same time encouraged. Why? Many will keep their legacies alive. It was once said that “the best way to predict your future is to create it.”
The loss of civil rights legends Benjamin Hooks, former director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Dorothy Height, former director of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) reminds us that it is imperative to move forward keeping in mind great accomplishments of living legends.