Wednesday, February 18, 2009

my friend list [black history month edition]

so i went to a forum at my school today and the panel included former black graduates of the University of Virginia... some of you might not be aware, but the first African American student wasn't admitted to UVA until 1951 [Dr. Walter Ridley]

... as i listened to there stories i began to think about how amazing and powerful these people were. so i decided to compose a list of people [involved in the civil rights movement and the continuance of civil rights for blacks;;; some of who are still with us today and some whom passed away] who i wish were my friends!!!

pictured: Douglas Wilder, Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, Toni Morrison, Angela Davis, Julian Bond [my boo jank/ current professor], Cornel West, Roy Wilkens, W.E.B. Du Bois, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks

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