Assata Shakur Angela Bassett Nelson Mandela Sojourner Truth Harriett Tubman Malcolm X MLK Idi Amin My Great Grandfather (paternal) My Grandfather (maternal) Hannibal Haile Selassie The builders of the 1st African Baptist Church (Savannah, Ga.) John Coltrane
1. Definitely my great grandmother... 2. Nzingha 3. Menes 4. Jill Scott 5. India.arie 6. Min. Farrakhan 7. Min. Ava 8. Cheikh Anta Diop and Chancellor Williams 9. Oprah...*sigh* yes Oprah 10. Taharkha 11. Denmark Vessey 12.W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington 13. My great grandfather 14. Benjamin Mays-now that I'm an adult 15. Ben Carson 16. Miles Davis 17. Denzel Washington 18. Angela Bassett 19. James Earl Jones 20. Will Downing 21. Thurgood Marshall 22. Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton (in the room together and forced to answer all of my questions. Ha!) 23. Langston Hughes 24. Sojourner Truth 25. Sister Souljah 26. Mae Jemison 27. Benjamin Banneker(his bio motivated me to study science and astrology) 28. Henry David Thoreau 29. I'd love to sit at the feet of all of the great Prophets, Prophetess', and philosophers 30. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr and Rev.Henry McNeal Turner 31. Sundiata 32. Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte (de oh) I could go on....
Originally posted by kresge: The lists seems to have taken a turn to answering the question "if I could meet anyone living or dead...."[/]b My list would have looked somewhat different under those set of criteria.
Sorry......I got ahead of myself....started thinking about [B]everyoneI would like to meet....However I do not think this was the intention of the OP. I just got carried away....
Tuthmosis III Canaan Thomas Morris Chester David Walker Martin B. Delaney Frederick Douglass Isaiah Chester and Penny Bryant W.E.B. DuBois Walter White Asa Philip Randolph James Farmer Stokley Carmichael Malcolm X Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cornel West Louis Gates Michael Dyson Lannie Guinere Jesse Jackson Joy DeGruy-Leary
Originally posted by AudioGuy: Changed the title to reflect "celebs" that may no longer be with us...
Feel free to revise.
Well, there are so many with this revised criteria. Here are some quick picks Jesus - Yeshua ben Yosef Mary - Miriam, mother of Yeshua W.E.B Du Bois Nat Turner Anton Wilhelm Amo Cheikh Anta Diop Sojourner Truth Leopold Senghor Toussaint L'Ouverture Franz Fanon Ahmed Baba Akhenaten Fannie Lou Hamer Harriet Tubman
At the time when he was in power I was not aware of the manipulation that the media was capable of or the manipulation of Africans that europeans were capable of. Now as a much more aware person I might see him in a slightly different light. My interest in meeting him would be to see what he was really like - what drove him to be who he was and to see what role europe played in his demise.
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