I just don't think one person has that much to contribute to any subject.
I organized Sweet Honey In The Rock in 1973. The music was sanity and balance.
There is nowhere you can go and only be with people who are like you. Give it up.
When I started graduate school I was interested in the culture of the Civil Rights Movement.
I went to a church where you could not sing out loud in the service until you had been saved.
And I used to think that proof that I had religion was whether I knew how to sing all of the songs.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
The voice I have now, I got the first time I sang in a movement meeting, after I got out of jail... and I'd never heard it before in my life.
So one of the things that happened with integration in the South is they found that the black teachers were much more educated than the white teachers.
But I'm a historian. I wasn't interested in just being a producer, I was interested in doing research and presenting that research to a general public.