In recognition of Black History Month, Transformation Publications will present poems, essays, and other artistic creations by Black artists, musicians, and writers.
It’s not a matter of your intelligence or anything. You have to have a gift. Just as, I’m sure, for other professions. […] I came upon these very great and — not just great musicians, but great people. […] And I’m trying to now live my life like that. I’ve got a gift, a musical gift, fine. But I want to be a human being, a good human being. I need to always express that to young students. Everybody can have a gift. That’s a gift. But then we have to be good human beings. So that’s what it’s all about.
Photo Credit: The Gitdown Hoedown by Larry Martin.
Listen to Sonny Rollins play Don’t Stop the Carnival here.
🌹Frederick Douglass (February 1818 – February 20, 1895) In Memoriam🌹