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Young Women at Civil Rights Rally“I am where I am because of the bridges that I crossed. Sojourner Truth was a bridge. Harriet Tubman was a bridge. Ida B. Wells was a bridge. Madame C. J. Walker was a bridge. Fannie Lou Hamer was a bridge.” -Oprah Winfrey

Greetings great people! Today’s Soul Food is such a great reminder that we must always find for ourselves heroes and role models from the generations who came before us so that our vision of what we must do for ourselves, in the now, is clear and so we can take from those role models the strength to see our goals become our reality.  Search yourself and identify a role model who represents the kind of person you want to be or represents the strength you admire, and then become that person so that you can be a role model for the next generation.

To learn more about the women Oprah Winfrey mentioned, click the following links:

Sojourner Truth: http://www.biography.com/people/sojourner-truth-9511284

Fannie Lou Hamer: http://youtu.be/G-RoVzAqhYk

Harriet Tubman: http://www.harriettubman.com/

Ida B. Wells: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories_people_wells.html

Madame C.J. Walker: http://www.madamcjwalker.com/

 

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