Tag Archives: NAACP

Maggie Walker: Leader, Mentor & Advocate

Local and national coverage featured a story about the first statue in Richmond, Virginia honoring Maggie Walker. Locally she is know for her contributions as an entrepreneur, teacher, advocate, newspaper publisher, bank owner, and mother. But, the truth is this: Maggie Walker is a leadership icon before her time and with a legacy that goes […]

Brown Decision Revisited

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 […]

Living Legends Gone, So Now What?

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.

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