HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELLE OBAMA & MUHAMMAD ALI!
Celebrating two undeniable forces of American History.
As the first African-American First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama continues to break ground. In writing Becoming, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama shared her own extraordinary journey to help create space for others to tell their stories and to give people the courage to discover the power of their own voice.
“It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about where you get yourself in the end. There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others. This, for me, is how we become.”
includes thought-provoking prompts designed to help you reflect on your personal & family history; your goals, challenges, and dreams; what moves you & brings you hope; and what future you imagine for yourself and your community.
“I hope you’ll use this journal to write down your experiences, thoughts, and feelings, in all their imperfections, and without judgment. . . . We don’t have to remember everything. But everything we remember has value.”
Happy Birthday to the G.O.A.T.!!! Today would have been his 92nd Birthday. If you haven't already... you need to watch @reginaking's directorial debut, One Night in Miami. Have you seen it? We loved it. Poignant. Dynamic. Fresh.
With fantastic previously unseen images, this book represents a collaboration between two heroes of Black American culture.
In 1966 Life magazine assigned famed photographer Gordon Parks to cover Muhammad Ali, the brash young boxing champion. Four years later in 1970, the two came together again for a second feature story in “The Great American Magazine.” These encounters framed a critical passage in the career of the controversial heavyweight, whose antiwar and black separatist views had led to widespread vilification in the United States. They also marked a significant moment of transition for Parks, then following up his remarkable success in photojournalism with new projects as an author, filmmaker and composer.
Find out more about this collaboration & the life of Gordon Parks here.