Neil deGrasse Tyson On Transformation

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

   Neil deGrasse Tyson   (October 05, 1958 -)

Neil deGrasse Tyson (October 05, 1958 -)

Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body, the atoms that construct the molecules, are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars that exploded their chemically rich guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the universe atomically. That’s kinda cool! That makes me smile and I actually feel quite large at the end of that. It’s not that we are better than the universe, we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us. 



Photo Credit: A Great Day In Harlem,  Art Kane, a freelance photographer working for Esquire magazine, took the picture around 10 a.m. on August 12 in the summer of 1958. The musicians had gathered at 17 East 126th Street, between  Fifth  and  Madison Avenues  in Harlem.*

Read the names of the famous musicians pictured in this photograph here.

*Source Information: Wikipedia 


Listen to the Harlem String Quartet  perform their version of Take The A Train here.


This is the last entry for Black History Month 2018. Thank you.