“I tell my students, it’s not difficult to identify with somebody like yourself, somebody next door who looks like you. What’s more difficult is to identify with someone you don’t see, who’s very far away, who’s a different color, who eats a different kind of food. When you begin to do that then literature is
Founder of the National Council of Negro Women, she served as an adviser to FDR on his “black cabinet” and promoted the education of African-American youth. Click Here to purchase your copy of “Mary Mcleod Bethune (Journey to Freedom)” by Amy Robin Jones
The founder of a retail and media business empire that includes her eponymous magazine, Stewart is a paradigm shifter: Because of her, we’ll never look at dinner, decorating, or gardening the same way again (even if we don’t have the energy to do as much about them as she does). And that’s a good thing.