Carlotta LaNier will place her imprint as the final speaker of Kabbalah Live! Thursday, March 3. Carlotta, as you can read about her, was the youngest of the Little Rock Nine and the first African American to graduate from Little Rock Central High School. She was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for her courage. People can wonder—why do we need to recall the past? How often do we need to be reminded about what happened during the Holocaust in Europe or the stories about segregation and prejudice in America? Are we not long past these prejudices?
To quote Maya Angelou, “We must be warriors in the struggle against ignorance.” Maya and Gerda Weissman Klein were among those awarded the Medal of Freedom last week by President Obama. If you want a quick feel for Gerda Weissman Klein go on You Tube and watch her poignant remarks accepting the academy award for the documentary film that tells her story. www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zn-fPM4KS0
We will have an opportunity to honor through our listening to Carlotta LaNier another warrior against ignorance and through her, honor in each of us the courage to stand up against ignorance.