“Hey Black child.. Do you know you are strong.. I mean really strong.. Do you know you can do.. What you want to do.. If you try to do.. What you can do” (Excerpt from the poem “Hey, Black Child” by Useni Eugene Perkins, 1975)
On January 10, 2017, President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address. The 44th President of the United States of America undoubtedly made his mark on the world, however my children’s reactions to his speech reminded me of President Obama’s reverberating influence on the next generation.