I had a flash back to the most important information on race that I received as a young person. It was through the mini-series, Roots. Alex Haley’s novel-turned-tv series, chronicling his own family history was such an amazing, awful, beautiful series, that I still remember pieces of it today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaIpUVD16ds
I watched Vereen for years as a dancer and was enthralled by his talent, his enthusiasm, and how he made me feel I could do anything when he flew across the floor in jazz or tap dance.
That is a gift. When someone creates their life, shares it, and somehow imparts a sense that the others in the room could become whatever they want to be ……
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