Memphis artist George Hunt was born in rural Louisiana, near Lake Charles, and his grandmother noted early in life that he had a special power to “see things.” In addition to large doses of indigenous music, one of the things he saw was the civil rights movement and that experience became a painting in 1997, which in turn, became a US Postage Stamp issued in 2005 as part of the United States Postal Service series, “To Form A More Perfect Nation.” George Hunt was honored for his painting, “America Cares/Little Rock Nine” at ceremonies in Little Rock and Memphis. The painting was originally commissioned for the Central High School Museum, but first spent five years hanging in the White House in Washington, D.C. First Lady, Hillary Clinton, in a personal note to Mr. Hunt, wrote, “we are grateful that our visitors and staff have such a powerful image of hope and freedom to greet, inspire and inform them.” George Hunt appeared at great length in many segments of the 13-part “Year of the Blues” PBS radio series telling vivid stories of his experience with blues music, rooted deep in the rural south. Later in 2003, the Blues Foundation bestowed a coveted “Keeping the Blues Alive” award on George.
Ninety-nine percent of what George Hunt paints come from the Southern African-American experience, especially the folk tradition, civil rights movement, the mythic heroism of Black manhood, and of course blues music and culture. His mother-in-law owned a jukejoint in Helena, Arkansas called the Dreamland Cafe. There, George Hunt listened to blues legends like Sonny Boy Williamson and watched the patrons dance, drink, eat catfish, court, sport and score. The visions for George Hunt's art have been steeped in the music and life passages of blues people.
I don't care what your preference is, it is always okay to uplift one another. What is this world coming to. Woman of Color are Worthy Enough To Be Praised!
People have to take into consideration what was seen growing up. For most, that black woman was making shit happen. Turning nothing into something, all while working, going to school, raising her kids, raising other peoples kids, cooking, cleaning, keeping the lights on, keeping a roof over our heads all without missing a beat.
Some of us grew up in war zones and we watched our mothers, and grandmothers, be ready at all times, to go to the frontline , to lay their life down, for theirs.
Try wearing other people's shoes sometimes, wear them until it hurts. When the pain is excruciating, then you will understand.
Lebrons James and anybody else, thank you because we are worthy.
Alice Walker 1944-
Author, Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Civil Rights Activist
The first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Alice Walker was born the eighth child of sharecroppers Willie Lee and Minnie Lou Grant Walker, on February 9, 1944, in Eatonton, Georgia. Walker became the valedictorian of her segregated high school class, despite an accident at age eight that impaired the vision in her left eye. Before transferring to Sarah Lawrence College, where she received a B.A. degree, she attended Atlanta’s Spelman College for two years, where she became a political activist, met Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., and participated in the 1963 March on Washington. Also, during her undergraduate studies, Walker visited Africa as an exchange student. She later registered voters in Georgia and worked with the Head Start program in Mississippi, where she met and married civil rights attorney Melvyn Rosenthal (the marriage lasted ten years), became the mother of daughter Rebecca, and taught at historically black colleges Jackson State College and Tougaloo College. Walker has also taught at Wellesley College, University of Massachusetts at Boston, the University of California at Berkeley, and Brandeis University. At Brandeis she is credited with teaching the first American course on African American women writers.
Walker continued working in the civil rights movement while teaching at various universities. Alice Walker identifies herself as an “earth worshipper” who believes in the intrinsic sacredness of the earth and is interested in the traditional religions of her African and Native American ancestors.
NOTABLE WORKS “The Color Purple” “Meridian” “The Third Life of Grange Copeland” “Revolutionary Petunias and Other Poems”
Source: blackpast.org biography.com
Don't ever abuse the authority that is given to you, instead use it to reach, and teach people. And for yourself, use it to listen, and learn from people, for they are truly golden. Remember to whom much is given, much is required. Have a Good Day and Stay Blessed Kings & Queens 👑❤👑
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