Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Oprah's Legends Ball

This special was truly amazing. It was so heart felt. I did indeed get teary eyed..BECAUSE...it was beautiful seeing all of those African American women recieve credit for all the hard work they gave. The legends had to deal with more open racism back then which made it even harder for them to live out their dream. TRUST when I say racism is still very much alive, but some people choose to NOT see it OR they just don;t recognize it because they don't know what to look for.

All of those women up there were strong women, oh my goodness to name a few, Rosa Parks (Rest In Peace), Coretta Scott King, Cicily Tyson, Maya Angelou, Shirley Caesar, Diahann Carroll, Elizabeth Catlett, Ruby Dee, Katherine Dunham, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Nikki Giovanni, Dorothy Height, Lena Horne, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Toni Morrison, Leontyne Price, Della Reese, Diana Ross, Naomi Sims, Tina Turner, Alice Walker, Dionne Warwick and Nancy Wilson. OMG this was incredible to see.

The poem that was read, "We Speak Your Name" was so powerful! I don't know what to say other than that, I honor Oprah for televising something like this!


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