I always joke about how my kismet luck is really rooted in my ability to surrender to the Ancestors who I believe called me to tell their stories. I just listen and follow; then somehow they faithfully navigate my feet to the most amazing places, to encounter the most brilliant people, to learn the most unbelievable things!
Meeting LeRoy ELEY in Spring 2010 was every bit an example of the Ancestors moving to not only make our 3rd Edition of CoAAG: They Served With Honor a VERY special event, but to gift myself, son Justis and a lucky elementary school of awestruck 4th graders with a historical time stamp to last a lifetime!
I still see Mr. ELEY with his charming smile… exuding pure pride, confidence and authority as he approached to firmly shake my hand! Beaming and chuckling about my coordinating savvy!:)
Don’t know how I came up with the idea of getting the MUCH in-demand Atlanta Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen out to talk with — no EDUCATE — 150+ 4th graders or how I coordinated the CoAAG event in under 2 weeks!
I just remember the day being magical! With Sandra and Bernard TALIAFERRO joining me, we witnessed the embodiment of African American pride and honor in Mr. LeRoy ELEY. I will never, EVER forget it!
Mr. LeRoy Edward ELEY transitioned on August 30, 2012. Once again flying high, […]