Still I Rise

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”  David Brinkley

Slavery is a huge load of heavy bricks, and they weren’t only thrown. Those bricks were loaded on the backs of millions. But Pleasant Reed is just one example of a man who crushed those bricks and used them to build a solid foundation for the rest of his life, and future generations. A Biloxi, Mississippi museum tells his story. He is a shining example that it’s not where you start, but where you end up.

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