b2ap3 large black historyI will be the guest speaker for the Black History program at Deep Branch Elementary school on 26 February 2016.  While the event is not open to the public, it is an honor to be talking to the kids at the school. I was their age and younger when Ma Ma was teaching me the value of education.


b2ap3 thumbnail school 057It was also Carter D Woodson, who founded what later turned into Black History Month once wrote: “If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.” Remembering life as it was in her generation will be one of the themes of my talk.  I will be sharing exerpts from my book Ma Ma Um Sweatin' with more than 400 children and hoping to inspire another generation in some small way.