African American culture is a bedrock of our democracy. It is what has shaped this land from Western Carolina, to Vermont, to Kansas City, to California. Western Carolina gets to benefit from a people who are connected to what they know deeply for the sake of justice, as well as equity.
Poet and writer Tony Robles and I decided to have a meal after a small house concert in Hendersonville after a planned Juneteenth event was canceled due to inclement weather.
Courage and honor and faithfulness never get old, and the story of this African girl who becomes a queen, remains as vibrant and relevant today as it was centuries ago, and may even be the origin of the medical symbol of the serpent still used today.