CONFIDENCE EVERLASTING

Race, racial identity and racial stereotypes pervade our current society side-by-side with community supports, economic ‘development’ and federal stipends.
 
I grew up in 1930’s Chicago – amidst immigrants from bewildered Europe and immigrants from the rooted slavery of the South; immigrants from sweat shops in New York and immigrants from political persecution. I was surrounded by people of many creeds, races and economic levels.  I’ve seen the ‘lost’ single mother and the confused senior, the hardworking student, husband and business owner… heartened by sweetness, hope and encouragement … discouraged by ignorance, poverty and racial discrimination.
ROMARE BEARDEN Recollection Pond
ROMARE BEARDEN
Recollection Pond
WILLIAM PAJAUD Main St. Mission
WILLIAM PAJAUD
Main St. Mission
DAVID P. LEVINE Subway Riders
DAVID P. LEVINE
Subway Riders
HERMAN KOFI BAILEY Girl Reading
HERMAN KOFI BAILEY
Girl Reading
JUNE WAYNE The Hunter
JUNE WAYNE
The Hunter
PALMER SCHOPPE Swing Along
PALMER SCHOPPE
Swing Along
HERMAN KOFI BAILEY Youth
HERMAN KOFI BAILEY
Youth
Click on an image to enlarge it. Tell me of your experiences and which images ‘speak’ to you!
 
Has everyone read “The Warmth of Other Suns”? If not, DO IT!  Those words paint more vivid images than I can supply!