The above quote closes an essay that Woodson wrote in April of 1947, in the Negro History Bulletin entitled, “Negro History Week Aftermath.” He was recounting how Negro History Week was used to raise funds from the community for the association’s efforts to research and publish. You can reach out to the black community when you are your own publisher. But when you run to a large university because feel it is too hard or because they give you status, you will live and die based on what they will set aside for you. Not quite black self-determination, right?
Rest In Peace, Dean Donaldson. Howard, black folks, and the world have lost an outstanding person. We will miss you. twitter.com/njayblake/stat… 1 day ago