Sunday, September 14, 2008

Someone Has A Great Mama And She Must Be Proud

Dalton Sherman is 10 years old. He was wearing khaki trousers and his school t-shirt. Just an ordinary African-American boy until he opened his mouth. As the the keynote speaker at a back to school convocation in Dallas, Texas recently, it was almost as if every great Black orator from time began came flooding out. The griots to Fredrick Douglas to King, Jr. to Obama echoed in his demeanor as he stood up in front of 20,000 people delivered his speech. I was inspired. I thought, if you're going to send your children to school, make sure they are filled up with a similar sense of confidence and surety.

Here is his speech. This one is definitely worth the click through.

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