I have been really gaining courage to communicate my thoughts on my blogs since reading The Reason Why the Colored American is Not In the World’s Columbian Exposition by Ida B. Wells, Frederick Douglass and two others. It was deep reading, and they did not mind calling people out about the wrongs. That’s love. I won’t go into detail, but I will say, if they displayed that kind of courage in the late 1800s when they still have few rights, I can do it in 2010 when I have freedom of speech – allegedly.
And, I think I’m going to just compare things from the past to today. Nothing much has changed except HOW things are done. It’s just a little more subtle now. Well, it was until Barack Obama became president and stuff is just out in the open now. Actually, if you sit back and observe AFTER reading history books, you will see that history is repeating itself.
Anyway, history is giving me the courage to speak my thoughts these days. I’m so excited.