I've told the real Rosa Parks story dozens of times to diverse audiences, and have been amazed how few know it. Understanding the truth beyond the myths can help us organize better against current injustices.
I think there are things in my story that have helped my creativity. Your father being killed, for instance, is one of the best things that could happen to a kid if he's going to write poetry or songs.
The moral reality of war is divided into two parts. War is always judged twice, first with reference to the reasons states have for fighting, secondly with reference to the means they adopt.... The two sorts of judgment are logically independent. Michael Walzer
La plupart des hommes qui prospèrent en ce monde oublient ce faisant de vivre et de prendre du plaisir, se réservant pour le jour où ils seront suffisament riches, alors qu’ils ne seront plus en mesure d’en profiter. Samuel Pepys