Reading the Booker Rising blog made me want to find out more about Booker T Washington, for whom the blog is named.
I've started reading his autobiography, Up From Slavery. Fascinating stuff.
After that I'll start on another great man - Frederick Douglass. Just check out these quotes.
Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.