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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Legends

I saw this pic on the cover of the Daily News and I started thinking about what it takes to be a legend nowadays versus what it took back in the day. This story which I love by Greg Tate really gets at this point with an oh so sharp razor's edge.

Speakiang of legends and of people with same last names, on Friday I was blessed to see Gordon Parks at The Studio Museum where he was being recognized and celebrated for his works including a new book that he was also promoting. Mr. Parks recited a poem he had written after hearing of Mother Rosa's death. He spoke softly, yet brilliantly for about a minute. But the joint was a piano performance by the man that created Shaft and who was in fact the first Black person to direct a major film. Brother man's still got it-- smooth, charismatic and efferevescent. I would say that that's gotta be legendary, never mind the fact that he will be 93 next week.

1 Comments:

Blogger AI said...

Yes, Rosa Parks was a symbol for standing up when she refused to do so on that bus. I stood in line for 6 hours to see her lay in state at the US Capitol. It was amazing to see thousands waiting in line, no music playing or comedians entertaining. Just mostly Black folks paying respect to themselves.

12/25/2005 10:00 PM

 

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