Dawn, thank you for reading and commenting. Know that I, nor The Root, have forgotten or will ever forget the women in this country who have died from violence. We regularly tell the stories of black women and girls whose lives were taken by those they trusted.
Is this in response to a comment above?
It’s truly sickening!
Thank you for the addendum. It’s very sad, and what he did is, like you stated, the definition of love.
LOL. Ignored per your request.
Yes! This is my second time creating this list, and every time I’m reminded of the gift of life, including the need to take care of myself - mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically, every day. It seems like more and more people are dying young.
In addition to what Genetta and Yesha said, he was a public figure in the black community who died in 2017, which is why he’s on the list.
Thank you, Norris. This is amazing!
Yes, we should celebrate Harriet every month, but Ms. Johnson does more than presentations. She also gives tours of the Tubman estate, and she and her family celebrate Harriet’s legacy each day.
Thank you! I hope so too!
No problem, you’re very welcome!
I know you’re waiting for Arthur to respond, but thought I’d share my thoughts too.
I don’t believe that it has to be a choice between the two. I believe that we are beings with critical thinking skills who can glean what we need from those before us to inform, prepare and execute the work in front of us.
No one figure in black history, no one person who has fought for, wrote about, investigated or spoken out against the degradation of black humanity in this country or world is better or greater than the one who has done it before, alongside, or after him/her. Each proves that we have our own unique ways, ideas and…
Yes, doing this series has piqued my interest like never before and I want to learn and expose who we have been, are and can become!
Everything you say is true. I’m actually thinking of publishing weekly Black history facts/stories, featuring black men and women who have and are currently doing wonderful things. Our greatness needs to be acknowledged regularly, especially since we live in a society that does its best to degrade our humanity.