TUESDAY TALENT

Louis S. Diggs

 born April 13, 1932 in Baltimore, Maryland is an African-American writer and historian specializing in the African-American history of Baltimore County, Maryland.

As a chronicler of the county’s African-American legacy, his work illuminates the historic past of its Black communities. In addition to social history, Diggs has published on Baltimore African-American military records from the American Civil War and the Maryland Army National Guard.  In 1994 he saw the need to fill a niche to help other authors who were struggling to make it in the industry.  It took several years but Diggs was determined to help others.  The Black Writer’s Guild of Maryland was incorporated in 1997 and it became official as a 501(c)3 December 4, 2000.

Diggs has won various awards and has been recognized for his contributions about the African-American history of Baltimore County, Maryland.  You can check out his work at the Mini-Museum on African American History (formerly Cherry Hill African Union Methodist Protestant Church) in Granite, Maryland.

I had the honor of attending the Black Writer’s Guild of Maryland 20th Anniversary Gala event to honor and celebrate Mr. Diggs.  I can’t put in words the pleasure I felt being able to attend the gala.  Mr. Diggs is the model that we all should aspire to be.  He pays it forward to other authors and doesn’t mind putting others before himself.

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MONDAY MOTIVATION

This past week has been one of sheer bliss, encouragement and motivation.  I had the pleasure of visiting the White House and taking part in the historic grand opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.  To have the opportunity to visit both of these notable places will be a part of my memory forever.  It was euphoric to learn that some people I know, one being a man whom I admired is featured in the museum.  In the Foundation of Faith, the late Reverend T.W. Morris and his son Reverend George L. Morris are presented baptizing a young lady in the Chesapeake Bay at Taylor’s Beach.

geelovestowrite visited the museum with Nerissa Morris who is the daughter of Rev. T.W. Morris and she had this to say about seeing her father and brother being honored, “It’s both an honor and overwhelming to see.”

I encourage all to add this unforgettable museum to your bucket list.  You won’t be disappointed.  Please enjoy some of the flicks I took, while touring.

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President Barack Obama is holding up my favorite childhood book…Where The Wild Things Are

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The White House Library

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Entrance for The East Wing

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The flags and the Presidential Seal

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The White House Fountain

 

 

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The late Reverend T.W. Morris & son Reverend George L. Morris

 

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Larry Johnson pointing to a picture of the African American Tank Battalions…his dad served with these honorable men.

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Mexico City Olympic Protest

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The Greats “Serena and Venus Williams”

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Slave shackles for adults and children

 

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Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

I would like for you to ponder the question… “What does God want me to do before I die?”

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