CONTENTS

From Chicken Soup for the African American Soul

Contents

Foreword

Introduction

1. FROM STRONG ROOTS

A Journey on Cane River Lalita Tademy

Ain’t I a Woman? Sojourner Truth (1797–1883)

Five Garbage Bags and a Dream Darrell Andrews

Something Unbelievable Mary Spio

Miz Moore Edwina Joyce Moore

Living History Gary K. Farlow

White Water Jayme Washington Smalley

Funtown Yolanda King with Elodia Tate

The Day I Walked and Walked Ahmon’dra (Brenda) McClendon

Ripples in the Pond Tyrone Dawkins

Black Children DO Read! Wade Hudson

The Bionic Woman Is Black Lisa Nichols

The Lady at the Bus Stop Evelyn Palfrey

Over the Wall Linda Coleman-Willis

On Becoming a Farmer Jenée Walker

Buffalo Soldiers Colin L. Powell

What Black History Means to Me John Horton

2. CELEBRATING FAMILY

Remembering Eric Tracy Clausell-Alexander

My Father’s Son Mel Donalson

Denied the Prize Herchel E. Newman

In Sickness and in Health Dorothy C. Randle

The Letter Julane DeBoer as told to Bill Holton

We of One Blood Tracy Price-Thompson

Where’s Your Notebook? John W. Stewart Jr.

It Runs in the Family Jarralynne Agee

Fried Chicken and Collard Greens Thyonne Gordon

Rusty Feet Landis Mayers Lain

Walking to Wisdom Miiky Cola

Not Gone Yet Michelle Gipson

3. TRIUMPH AND RESILIENCE

Winners Never Quit Lisa Nichols

Hand-Me-Down Love Greg Franklin

The Fragile Eight Isabel Bearman Bucher

A Hardworking Man’s Hand Farrah Gray

Consider This

Light at the End of the Tunnel Leslie Banks

And He Looks Just Like Me Ahmon’dra (Brenda) McClendon

At the End of My Block Lisa Nichols

Excuse Me, Who’s Just Another Statistic? Minister Mary Edwards

My Mother’s Gift Les Brown

4. ACCEPTING ME, LOVING YOU

Who’s That Calling My Name? Vici Howard-Prayitno

Mother-and-Son Moment Tinisha Nicole Johnson

Black ’n’ White Snapshots Judy Belk

I’m Coming Out Nicole Hodges Persley

The Skin We’re In Dominique Morisseau

Lord, When Will This Journey End? Myrtle Peterson

Lord, Why Did You Make Me Black? RuNett Nia Ebo

Majority of One Lisa R. Helem

Disappearing Strands Valerie M. McNeal

You Go, Salt-and-Pepper! Carol Ross-Burnett

I Owe You an Apology Lisa Nichols

Sister, I’m Sorry Gregory Huskisson

I Am Anthony M. Moore

More Alike Than Different Mary Cornelia Van Sant

The Nod Kim Louise

Soothing the Soul of Racism Ta’Shia Asanti

Cold Hands, Warm Heart Karen Waldman

5. PRAISE, WORSHIP AND PRAYER

I Heard the Voice of Jesus
    Saying Still to Fight On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Bedtime Blessing Catina Slade

Walking by Faith Deborah Bellis

God Listens to Even the Smallest Prayers Ray Driver

A Miracle for My Heart Karlene McCowan

A Lesson Learned in an Answered Prayer Norka Blackman-Richards

Let the Church Say Amen! Melanie M. Watkins

Life After Death Yvonne Pointer

6. LESSONS LEARNED

Confessions of an Ex-Con Dennis Mitchell

Making Mistakes Is Natural Wally Amos and Stu Glauberman

The Race We Run Is Not About the Finish Line Fran Harris

Bondage of Fear Howard E. Lipscomb Sr

From the Mouths of Babes Dale G. Caldwell

Her Little Light Shined Arthur Bowler

7. MAKING A DIFFERENCE

A Magical Moment with Ali Woody Woodburn

Big Men, Big Hearts Phyllis W. Zeno

Guess Who We’re Playing Tony Ramos

My Momma Will Give Me More Gloria J. Quinney

I Am My Sister’s Keeper Nikki D. Shearer-Tilford

Meeting Maya minerva aka Gail Hawkins

Food from the ’Hood Jaynell Grayson

One Miracle at a Time Mike Jones

Freedom Nelson Mandela

And the Walls Came Tumbling Down Cheryl Dash

A Story of the South Bronx Zev Roth

A Few Kind Words Nancy Gilliam

Angels All Around Patricia Lorenz

Otis Salome Thomas-El

Senior Editor’s Message: And the Winner Is . . . Eve Eschner Hogan

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Is Lisa Nichols?

Who Is Tom Joyner?

Who Is Eve Hogan?

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