Pushing Through the Mountain

On what would have been his 90th birthday, I find myself reflecting upon my last visit to the Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington D.C. a few years ago.   The monument, the man, and the Movement are too often misunderstood. The monument fittingly shows him to emerge from a mountain. The mountain represents the […]

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Happy Birthday to Kenny Washington, the First African American in the Modern N.F.L.

History has an interesting, often unspoken power.  It is the capacity to determine which stories to tell, and which to not.  Text book writers, history teachers, monument builders, film makers, etc. all have the tremendous responsibility to decide what we see, hear, and learn. For example, there are few Americans who don’t know who Jackie […]

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Before Moving Forward, Protestors Should Look Back at August 28, 1963

Today is the 54th anniversary of perhaps the most successful protest ever, the “March On Washington”, which included Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous “I have a Dream” speech.  That day changed America.  It made a number of Americans who had previously been observing the civil rights movement with folded arms and one eyebrow raised change […]

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