Coretta Scott King American Hero

“Keep alive the incentive to push further, that pain in the soul which drives us beyond ourselves.” –Dag Hammarskjold Coretta Scott King was born on April 27, 1927 in Marion, Alabama. Coretta Scott had excellent parents as a child growing up in Jim Crow Alabama; her father, Obie Scott was a strong, very smart and…

Paul Robeson Broke Our Hearts With His Beauty

“Who can exhaust a man? Who knows a man’s resources?” –Jean-Paul Sartre Paul Robeson was a remarkable man, he was a linguist (Spoke 15 languages) he was an orator, athlete, lawyer, singer, actor, civil rights, human rights activist. The great Paul Robeson was born on April 9th 1898 and throughout his life he proved time…

Adeux ( Conversation with Maya Angelou)

“When someone shows you who they are the first time, believe them.” –Maya Angelou Adeux: according to Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary means: Privately or intimately with only two present. In late August of 2015 I had a private meeting in the conference room of the College Park Library with the newly appointed branch manager, Tawana Cannon.…

The Good Watchman

“So thou, O son of man, I have set there a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.” –Ezekiel 33:7 I am startled by a cry, it came down from the cross the first time I heard it. And I went out…

The History of Freedom in America

“Only those being burned know what fire is like.” Ethel Waters (Black American Actress) On March 5th 1770 there was a magnificent blackman named Crispus Attucks and he lead the American revolt against British rule here in America and he, Crispus Attucks was the very first American to die for the freedom of our nation.…

Maya Angelou American Hero

“There is no education like adversity.” —Benjamin Disraeli Maya Angelou, actress, poet, author, activist and teacher is one of the most phenomenal women of the 20th century. Maya Angelou inspired girls around the globe to become great women of the world. Hmmmmmmmmmm… who is Oprah Winfrey? Maya Angelou was born on April 4th, 1928 in…

George Washington Carver American Hero

“There is no education like adversity.” –Benjamin Disraeli George Washington Carver the trail-blazing scientist whose experiments with plants laid the groundwork for today’s research on plant-based fuels, and everyday products. George Washington Carver was born into slavery around 1864 in Diamond Grove, Missouri… a frail and sickly child most of his young life. He was…