Making changes in life is never easy. There can be all kinds of roadblocks along the path to Growing Bolder; the roadblocks of age, religion and race. Many back away from them, but others stand strong, Breaking Barriers for the rest of us to follow.
Kay Davis auditioned on a dare, and the next thing she knew, she was the vocalist of one of the greatest bands of all time. Now, in her late 80s, Miss Davis is being sought after again as one of the last direct links to the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
At a time when people thought blacks lacked intelligence, skill, and courage, the Tuskegee Airmen proved them wrong — fighting the enemy overseas and racism at home.
The Florida Highwaymen were 26 African-American artists who traveled the state in the ’50s and ’60s selling paintings along the roadside. Ignored at the time, today their works are highly sought-after collectibles.