Day 3 of RWISA WRITES Showcase Tour.
Robert Fear is presenting today.
Good Morning Everyone,
Please join me on the second day of the RWISA WRITE Showcase Tour as we listen to Jan Sikes and what she has to say about her life and how she lives it.
It is the sixth day of December, and I am catching up after a month of NaNo (National Novel Writing Month) and three lovely days attending an online writers’ conference and book expo by RRBC from the first of December until the third of December. I now look forward to getting back into my routine.
Thanks to everyone who cheered me on during the month of November. I wrote 63,036 words on the third book of my series. Revision will start sometime next year.
Shock shook the earth.
At first, only tiny tremors,
Politicians had ignored them.
The media had made fun,
Expounding their ignorance.
But, the tremors became stronger.
Where did we go wrong?
The ceiling is still in tact.
The glass didn’t shatter,
People can’t take a splitter as a souvenir,
As some did with the Berliner Wall in 1989.
What went wrong?
Who can we blame?
For ignoring the cries of the Silent Majority.
Until December 9th, be safe.
Not many people know about her.
Her resistance to segregation,
Her refusal to bow down to a system that degraded people of color made her a Pariah.
She raised twelve children from different nationalities.
No one mentions the hardships of this StrongBlackWoman in the history books.
A woman who refused to bow down to a Jim Crow system.
Very few Americans talk about her.
She sang and danced,
And she spied for the French Resistance.
She became the first woman of color to star in a major motion picture production.
She defied the system.
In her own way, she challenged the erroneous lies promulgated by a nation.
Her departure from her country caused many people to breathe easier;
Some even said good riddance to this dancing woman who dared to dance at the Folies Bergères clothed in bananas.
Her banana dance was considered scandalous to the puritanical thinking bred in her country.
She helped save a nation.
Not the nation of her birth, but the nation of the people who adopted her in their hearts.
That same woman became a French Citizen and was buried in the Cimetière de Monaco.
She was the first and only American woman to receive full military honors for her funeral.
Born in Saint Louis, Missouri, in 1906, this Black Woman, an African-American, Freda Josephine McDonald, alias Josephine Baker is known as The Black Pearl.
Until November 11th, be safe.