OMG! What an awesome broadcast. Did you see it?
I’m glad I did or I wouldn’t have really believed it
would be so good and so deeply uplifting.
I found the broadcast while channel surfing and sifting
because I don’t watch a lot of network television
I blindly landed on The African American Music and Stories that Changed America – rendition.
I hadn’t seen any commercials advertising the event
and there, the better part of my evening, 2-hours were spent.
There was Usher, Fantasia, Christina Aguilera and those Broadway singers too,
There was Common, Dougie Fresh and Chuck D reciting Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes.
There was Gladys Knights, but no Pips, Mary Mary and Shirley Caesar —
John Legend, Stevie Wonder and the Howard University Choir – no preacher.
And a host of others that played their part in blessing us too —
It was good to reflect on the American History of YOU.
This was the celebration of the Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum in DC.
I am grateful from the bottom of my heart for a place that will house the history of WE.
I’ll drop by the museum often to reflect on and gaze upon
those fragments of time that I do call my own.
The Smithsonian is a fine home and so the party went off without a hitch,
Fading-to-black the TV because the last two hours satisfied an Historical itch.