Every year (or should I say every February),
everybody from the media to recently educated little children
like my six-year-old brother bombard everyone else with
history lessons. Lessons ranging from Martin Luther King’s
dream to Rosa Parks refusing to get up off the seat. Pride
wells in the hearts of most as the struggles fought in the
60’s, prior to the 60’s and not so recently have influenced
the way our lives are lived, and increased opportunities
for people of color in the United states. Also, remember
that that the same period of the fight of civil rights coincides
with when many West African countries gained independence
from their colonial masters. Did Africa really gain independence?
That one na tori for another day – talk for another day.
This year, I would like to see MLK and RP
walking amongst us. Not their ghosts by the way, but perceptions
of them. NE went into the streets to see how people would
view themselves as these activists of old. Please enjoy.
All comments are welcome.