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A Kiss from Rose | Legacy Reflection


1. Martin Luther King Jr. - Legacy of civil rights activism and leader of the American civil rights movement.


2. Rosa Parks - Iconic figure in the civil rights movement for her role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.


3. Malcolm X - Advocate for the rights of African Americans, influential speaker, and human rights activist.


4. Harriet Tubman - Conductor of the Underground Railroad, helping slaves escape to freedom.


5. Frederick Douglass - Abolitionist, writer, and speaker, a key figure in the anti-slavery movement.


6. Maya Angelou - Renowned poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist.


7. Barack Obama - 44th President of the United States, first African American to hold the office.


8. Shirley Chisholm - Trailblazing politician, first African American woman elected to the U.S. Congress.


9. Thurgood Marshall - First African American Supreme Court Justice, leading figure in the legal battle against segregation.


10. W.E.B. Du Bois - Scholar, civil rights activist, and co-founder of the NAACP.


11. Sojourner Truth - Abolitionist and women’s rights activist, famous for her “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech.


12. Booker T. Washington - Educator, author, and advisor to presidents, focused on vocational training for African Americans.


13. Langston Hughes - Influential poet and central figure of the Harlem Renaissance.


14. Toni Morrison - Nobel Prize-winning author, known for her novels exploring African American experience.


15. Carter G. Woodson - “Father of Black History,” established Black History Month.


16. Jackie Robinson - First African American to play Major League Baseball, breaking the color barrier.


17. Mae Jemison - Astronaut, physician, and the first African American woman in space.


18. James Baldwin - Novelist, essayist, and social critic, explored racial and social issues in his works.


19. Fannie Lou Hamer - Voting rights activist and leader in the civil rights movement.


20. Colin Powell - First African American U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.



Considering the legacies of influential figures and the principles within various faith traditions, what impact do you aspire to leave behind?


If you were to pass away today, how would you like to be remembered beyond your family and lineage?


Have you played a role in guiding someone along their journey, leading them to greatness?


Reflecting on those you've assisted, in what ways have you been a torchbearer for them, lighting the path to their own achievements?


Are you willing to pass the torch someone gave you to the next person?



 


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