Ralph Ellison on Shame

In recognition of Black History Month, Transformation Publications will present poems, essays, and other artistic creations by Black artists, musicians, and writers.

Ralph EllisonRalph Ellison (March 1, 1913– April 16, 1994)

I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves. I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed.

 

Photo Credit: The first and most identifiable image of the 18th century abolitionist movement was a kneeling African man. Source Credit here.

Listen to Tyrese sing Shame here

On This Day, February 13, 1960, Black college students begin a series of lunch counter sit-ins in Nashville, Tennessee.