Out of all the movies, books and essays written by Oscar Micheaux; one sentence, one statement, one quote he made still rings true. I think it is the most profound statement ever made. I, Charles Micheaux have repeated it over 1,000 times over the past ten years, as I have had the opportunity to give over 1,000 speeches at universities, prisons, grade schools,
high schools, and many, many Black churches.
The core message I try to convey is, each of us matter, each of us have value, and each of us has the kingdom of God inside us. In the 17th chapter and 22nd verse of LUKE it says:
“Behold, the kingdom of God is within You.”
The quote I spoke of at the beginning of this essay by Oscar Micheaux that I find so powerfully profound is this:
“Your self image is so powerful it unwittingly becomes your destiny.” —Oscar Micheaux
Imagine the gross psychological damage that would be done to a little White child, if they were made to look upon a picture of a Black man as Jesus and this picture was on the wall at their home and the center of the holy church they go to every Sunday. This is a picture they will see for the next ten years everyday of their lives. Just imagine the foulness of such a thing?
Jekyll Island, Georgia
“Your self image is so powerful it unwittingly becomes your destiny.” –Oscar Micheaux