VOL. 17   NO. 3 -- February 7, 2022

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Reflections/Jonathan Gramling

Jonathan Gramling

Views of Black History

Just as I was about to write this column, I had a flashback. I was just closing my Word document on the story on Dr. Charles Taylor and noticed that it was three pages long. And I flashed back to the 1990s when I would occasionally write for the late Betty Franklin-Hammonds and The Madison Times. It was my first brush up with an editor, you could say. I remember Betty pleading with me, “Keep it to one page. Keep it to one page.” And I chuckle now considering how long my stories can be. How I miss Betty sometimes.

Anyway, my view — or should I say perspective — of Black History has changed over the years.