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Bishop George W. Brooks, Lady Edna Brooks and family

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Uploaded by Jeffrey Black on 12 May 2014 in Greensboro

Bishop and Lady Brooks discuss with their family the meaning of the Emancipation Proclamation and the opportunities of freedom available today. Bishop Brooks also explains why seeing Abraham Lincoln’s face on the penny reminds him of a foundation of freedom.

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Sara-Beth Sidla posted 2016-09-13 12:53pm

This was a great interview. I really liked the metaphor of the emancipation proclamation to wrapping paper. It reminds me that while the paper is there, there is still work to do to get to the prize inside!

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Tonya Peoples posted 2015-09-14 8:27am

I enjoyed Bishop George W. Brooks interview with his wife and grandchildren. He talked about leaving a legacy for his family and that really left an impact on me as a Mother and Grandmother I want to do the same for my children and grandchildren. Not leave them just things but instill in them guiding principles that will cause them and those that they are connected to to make the world better.

I also enjoyed the question about the penny with his grandson Kaleb. The analogy of the penny and human rights and equality.
Lady Brooks was very impactful in the interview also she said "anything worth having is worth fighting for and anything that you tolerate will never change" That can be applied to every area of our lives!

He and his wife are very wise and I am honored to have served under them for 23 years and worked for them for 8 years. The interview was only aportion of who they really are their love for thier family and all people in general has really shaped how I live my life.

Bishop Brooks said when he thinks about legacy the greatest thing they will leave behind was family!

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Cathy Lewis posted 2015-09-10 10:04am

I really enjoyed watching this interview because Bishop and Lady Brooks' comments really touched my heart. While each of us has his or her own strengths, abilities, and experiences that are different from those of others, I believe we're all basically the same and should have the same opportunities to achieve our dreams.

In April, I was in Birmingham, Alabama, where I visited many sites related to the civil rights movement. It made me incredibly sad to realize that black people was treated so poorly as little as 50 years ago simply because they weren't like the majority. And, it makes me sad to see this sort of treatment occurring yet today with the LGBT community and others.

I appreciate the work our Multicultural Awareness Committee does to heighten awareness of other cultures besides our own, and I'm proud to work for a company that promotes diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. Together, we can leave an incredible legacy for the generations that come after us.

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Neil Warner posted 2015-09-10 8:34am

I grew up in a farming community, and close to some farmers, but after segregation had ended. The older I get the more I enjoy hearing about history.

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Deborah posted 2014-05-30 12:38pm

I can relate you this story, my parents we farmers as well. I smiled during the presentaion as i heard the same things from my parents.

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