In today's society, it is imperative that we instill in our youth that they can excel and do just about anything they set their mind's and hearts to. One does not have to confine themselves to one lane or one area of expertise. We can excel in many areas. A perfect example of this type of thinking comes in the form of Paul Robeson. Robeson was an African American concert singer (bass-baritone), recording artist, athlete and actor who became noted for his political radicalism and activism in the civil rights movement. The son of an escaped slave, Robeson was the first major concert star to popularize the performance of Negro spirituals and was the first black actor of the 20th century to portray Shakespeare's Othello alongside an all white cast.
Paul Robeson is an example of what tenacity and courage can cultivate. Robeson did not let a box confine him. He was a prolific activist, actor and athlete. This shows us that we can master and excel in many different areas of life no matter what obstacles may stand in your way.
As we close out Black History 2017, lets take the richness of the culture, the strength of the people, and mission of the forefathers to make BLACK HISTORY everybody's history. This maybe the last day of the month, but the SPIRIT should carry on for the rest of the year!!!!
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