Monday, November 22, 2010

What shall I tell my children who are black?

"What shall I tell my children who are black of what it means to be a captive in this dark skin? What shall I tell my dear one, fruit of my womb, of how beautiful they are when everywhere they turn they are faced with abhorrence of everything that is black. " Margaret Burroughs
I always find it interesting when Obama does strange things - like this:

MEMORIAL TRIBUTE: President Obama remembers a mentor: "Michelle and I are saddened by the passing of Dr. Margaret Burroughs, who was widely admired for her contributions to American culture as an esteemed artist, historian, educator, and mentor. In 1961, Dr. Burroughs founded the DuSable Museum of African-American History on the South Side of Chicago, which served as a beacon of culture and a resource worldwide for African-American history. She was also admired for her generosity and commitment to underserved communities through her children's books, art workshops and community centers that both inspired and educated young people about African-American culture. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. Burroughs' family and loved ones. Her legacy will live on in Chicago and around the world."

One thing it neglects to mention is that in 1987 she contributed to the rediscovery of the poet Frank Marshall Davis by editing the book "Jazz Interlude".  I find that interesting.

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