Aviva Kempner's "Rosenwald" is brilliant in its simplicity, rich in the issues it raises. Kempner's narrative rise of Julius Rosenwald touches on racism, the legacy of slavery, wealth disparity, social responsibility, education, poverty, and economic mobility. She seems to leave only one stone unturned . . . but it is an important one.
This past week, we lost one of America's most beloved and irreplaceable treasures: Julian Bond. While we mourn his passing and think of his countless contributions to society, I cannot help but wonder who in this generation -- or in my generation -- is going to, at the very least, ask for the baton.
Almost daily, we are faced by difficult choices we are challenged to confront over a range of foreign and domestic policy concerns. As these choices play out, I am often guided by an important lesson I learned more than four decades ago from one of my heroes in the U.S. civil rights movement, Julian Bond.