Tuesday, February 22, 2005


Got in from Chicago today. Tired from the long weekend and travel. Anyway, here is a good submission by Capt. James Key to USA Today, "She paved the path":

Workshops, lectures and speeches this month have told the stories of influential African-Americans: how Garrett Morgan invented the first automatic traffic signal and the gas mask; how the Tuskegee Airmen flew more than 1,500 missions during World War II and earned 95 Distinguished Flying Crosses; how Malcolm X instilled pride and dignity into the souls of black folk; how Martin Luther King Jr. fought against racial segregation in the South; and how Rosa Parks stood for justice by refusing to give up her seat to a white male citizen of Montgomery, Ala.

No doubt, these individuals and others are remarkable people, and their stories must be told in our history books. However, thousands of unknown African-American heroes deserve recognition, too. I am talking about the unknown faces that helped many successful African-Americans achieve greatness.
(full article)

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