Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat on a segregated Alabama bus changed the nation forever. Her niece looks back on her famous auntie’s legacy, sharing never-before-told stories from the family’s perspective.
This is Black History Month and we had the great pleasure of interviewing Rosa Parks’ niece Sheila McCauley Keys for Growing Bolder Radio. Sheia has written a revealing new memoir about growing up with this icon of American history titled, Our Auntie Rosa.
In his 97 years, Dr. James Huger has broken barrier after barrier of racial discrimination. From being among the first African-American soldiers to integrate the Marines to his friendship with Dr. King, he shares his incredible stories.
For decades, Ken Hechler has served his country and witnessed the biggest moments in history. He interrogated Hitler’s top commanders before Nuremberg, marched with Dr. King on Selma and taught alongside Einstein. Now 97, he’s still making history.
One of the organizers of Woodstock says he never imagined that weekend would still be such a major part of his life more than 40 years later. But he says its lessons and legacy are just as relevant today.
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.
Author David Mills is issuing a call to arms to the Boomers: it’s time to rise up and make a difference in the world.
Leonard is the author of “The Greater Generation: In Defense of the Baby Boom Legacy.”