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Re: If You Could Have Met Any Black Person In History...
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2010, 11:06:52 AM »
It's better not to meet famous people you idolize. You will be so disappointment. You will learn that they are very human just like you. I've met some celebrities away from the spot light and I was like, "Damn Diana Ross, where is your hair, makeup, gowns, and jewels? You look like my moma when she gets up in the morning."  I met others at record stores and hotels and they were pure ghetto, while appearing so cool on stage and on the lp cover.  :brickwall: I'm sorry but let me have my fantasy.   

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Re: If You Could Have Met Any Black Person In History...
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2010, 11:33:03 AM »
It's better not to meet famous people you idolize. You will be so disappointment. You will learn that they are very human just like you. I've met some celebrities away from the spot light and I was like, "Damn Diana Ross, where is your hair, makeup, gowns, and jewels? You look like my moma when she gets up in the morning."  I met others at record stores and hotels and they were pure ghetto, while appearing so cool on stage and on the lp cover.  :brickwall: I'm sorry but let me have my fantasy.   

But, you're absolutely right... :nod:

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« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2010, 11:36:18 AM »
^^^Of course they are human, it's called persona.The title of the thread If You Could Have Met Any Black Person in History" Not what black person you idolize. Idolization is a state of mind, manifested by ones unconscious state.
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Re: If You Could Have Met Any Black Person In History...
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2010, 12:01:40 PM »
Yeah j but you still have an image of those folk from history in your mind. You might meet Fred Douglas and he might be a total pompous a-hole. Esther Rolle was like that in Winston (theater festival)   back in the day. She was mean, and kept ordering the security to keep fans away from her. People were like 'damn, she think she's a diva don't she?' After a while fans just ignore the hell out of her.
History tends to dress people up. We will even do it ourselves as we block out the negative and only remember the positive. I have only good memories of my college experience, but when I actually sit down and think about it, it was hell at times and I could not wait to get out of there. We block out the negative as a way of coping because everybody wants a happy ending. Then there are some who will focus on the negative. Those folk are not very pleasant to be around either. 

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Re: If You Could Have Met Any Black Person In History...
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2010, 12:44:00 PM »
-Marcus Garvey

-Oscar J. Cooper, Frank Coleman, Edgar A. Love, Ernest E. Just, The founders of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc  (when they were college students)

Frederick Douglas

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« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2010, 01:24:50 PM »
Lynn Whitfield in her 20's.

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Re: If You Could Have Met Any Black Person In History...
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2010, 03:54:26 PM »
My maternal grandfather, he passed when my mom was only 6.  :'(

If I had to pick only one, it would be Booker T Washington.  I would also love to have met/meet GW Carver, Sojourner Truth, Harriett Tubman, Jacob Lawrence, Gordon Parks & Muhammad Ali



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Re: If You Could Have Met Any Black Person In History...
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2010, 04:36:41 PM »
I would be satisfy to meet the likes of William Still, Martin Robinson Delany, Maggie Lena Walker, A.G. Gaston, Garvey, Peter Tosh, Mariah Stewart, David Walker, John Horse, Reginald F. Lewis, Augustus Jackson, Dubois, Prince Hall Colnel Charles Young and John Weldon Johnson.. I can't forget about Nat Turner, Jemmy the Congo, Toussaint L'oveture and my uncle old friend Huey P. Newton...

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Re: If You Could Have Met Any Black Person In History...
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2010, 09:56:44 PM »
Jesse Owens because of his athleticism and his ability to compete successfully in a hostile environment. 

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Re: If You Could Have Met Any Black Person In History...
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2010, 11:06:34 PM »
Met Dr. King, though I was a young boy. So probably Malcolm X or Rosa Parks or Muhammad Ali or Ron McNair
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Re: If You Could Have Met Any Black Person In History...
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2010, 11:31:27 PM »
. . .Idolization is a state of mind, manifested by ones unconscious state.

Too many words again . . . ;D

Jesse Owens because of his athleticism and his ability to compete successfully in a hostile environment. 

Jesse Owens.  Agreed. 
« Last Edit: December 02, 2010, 11:35:57 PM by Black Panther40 »
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