Happy Monday. To start of this last week in February, I like to share some of my favorite heroes and sheroes in honor of Black History Month. For me, Black History is every day.
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an African composer in the court of Marie Antionette. He created beautiful music that still stands the test of time.
Mary Fields also known as Stage Coach Mary, first African American and second woman who was a Pony Express Rider. She is said to have stood six foot, had her rifle by her side while riding and delivered all her mail successfully.
Ira Aldridge, one of the first great African American Classical actors. Toured in America and Europe performing Shakespeare most notably Othello. He is one of my closest heroes. When I go to audition for classical theater, I think of him and walk in with pride knowing the history of my people performing Shakespeare.
Phillis Wheatley, the second African American and first African American woman to publish poetry in America. One of my favorites of her is An Hymn to the Morning.
Of course, these are only a few of the notable people of African Descent who have dreamed, strived and inspired me and others.