A Salute to Black History
Understanding Wisdom And FOREVER Appreciating The Past
Dr. Alice Tyler Milton
Wisdom may be defined as a practical outlook to the problems of life. Wise men and women of our past and present made many sacrifices and used their life experiences to help strengthened our confidence and abilities in ourselves. Their life experiences have always been placed into words to conform our thoughts as we present ourselves to the future generation. Adhering and understanding the words help us to progress with greater opportunities to success. Words of wisdom have always had the capacity to motivate, expound, and discipline the minds of listeners. Thurman Arnold stated “Unhappy is a people that has run out of words to describe what is going on.”
Moreover, wisdom is a flourishing fountain of virtue, respect, self-assurance, and self-respect. Cultural understanding helps to nourish and keep the vision alive—no matter what generation. History has shown that the most successful leaders are those who have learned to draw upon our heritage of thought and experience. Booker T. Washington believed that the story of his life was a typical American success story, and he redefined "success" to make it so. Because of the many wonderful accomplishments of the past that made our present and future brighter, we must NEVER forget the history of all African Americans of our past--no matter their disposition--they are still part of the times gone by.
Below are links, quotes, photos, etc. (click for information) that will enrich your knowledge of the past and present and the selfless contributions made by just a FEW of the MANY great Black distinguished individuals that have had a great impact on our culture, paved the way for others to follow in that particular vocation, or contributions have taught us insights to beliefs, life, morals, etc. We can never say good-bye to yesterday, for yesterday--our past, made it possible for our present and future . . .
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