By Wanda Lee-Stevens
Author Wanda Lee-Stevens used to be born that very same 12 months, and for her, the long run couldn't have appeared brighter. within the wake of Dr. King’s speech, she have been born in a “new land” the place she may well satisfy his imaginative and prescient of that ancient, transformational moment.
Now after a half-century of residing her “reality”, in a brand new ebook, 50 Years of Assimilation: From the Midwest to the Wild West and all of the Blackness & Whiteness In-Between, the writer opens a deeply personal—yet public—window for all american citizens to appear extra into what it was once that Dr. King “saw” on that celebrated day. Her ebook is a “love letter”, and open letter, to Dr. King, during which she recalls, poignantly, and with deep admire, the fellow who dared to dream a destiny for her steeped “in the riches of freedom and the securities of justice.” In her letter, she asks Dr. King to seem forward, to come back with her, and numerous fellow americans, at the lengthy, lengthy highway it's been to stay out his “Dream”.
Her e-book chronicles her lifestyles, ranging from a hot, humorous, love-filled, bewildering, and insightful early life in Detroit, through the turbulent 60s and 70s, and touring throughout our nice nation to her actual and unpredictable grownup existence within the revolutionary and multi-cultural global of the San Francisco Bay quarter. Her tale tells how she depends upon, and transforms, her Detroit sensibilities so that it will navigate the demanding situations of schooling, paintings, friendships, and relations, with the objective of having in, becoming in, and making it. And constantly, she asks Dr. King, “Is this what you observed? is that this what you meant?”
With blunt humor and ambitious candor, the writer invitations her readers to persist with her existence packed complete with exciting, insightful, and sometimes dramatic episodes of daily occurrences—revealing the psychology of ways we american citizens search MLK’s “freedom” in the societal confines of race—and racism (Yes, Virginia, there's nonetheless racism in America): from post-civil rights social confusion to the present "post-racial" politically-correct movie that's now portrayed because the norm for America.
She observes and portrays the media-managed reveal of the “accomplishments” of iconic Black figures in song and movie, and in activities. whilst she continues to be significantly sincere approximately how our present society supplies “more than equivalent time” to the crime and violence that also marks the Black event in the USA. the writer herself reports injustice; occasionally unusually, and it truly is either overt and covert. She stocks her fight to accomplish her position in American reputation. simply to be “American” or simply “human” is usually a dicy undertaking. Ms. Lee-Stevens authentically poses the well timed and pressing questions: Following the fiftieth Anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and The vote casting Rights Act of 1965: What does your dream of freedom quite appear like in twenty first century? And are we actually dwelling out our desires? the writer tells Dr. King, truthfully, that her personal trip has been one in every of “assimilation.” #50Years, #Assimilation, #50YearsOfAssimilation, #BlackLivesMatter, #AllLivesMatter
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50 Years of ASSIMILATION: From the Midwest to the Wild West and All the Blackness & Whiteness In-Between by Wanda Lee-Stevens