One of my real pleasures in life is talking to young Black students and telling them and teaching them the Black history they are not taught in school. I am often given a number of rich opportunities to talk to our young people during Black History month, and at times other than Black History Month.
Last week was another as I had the honor to speak to a group of our Black Future Brain Trust at the Ritz last week, who are a part of an after school program tutored and taught by the Talented Erin Kendrick and the Creative Shawana Brooks.
I was Blessed to have teachers and community folks take time with me during my formative years. It made a difference in my life. Learning is a continuous process. If I can impart and teach a little about who they are, to our young people today...if just one student understands who she/he is and internalizes truth in my presentations...for me, it makes it all worth while. Giving our young people lessons in the Great Legacy of Black History is invigorating, and I can do it every day. Doing nothing is never an option.
The Struggle Continues!
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.