Now is the time (please note that the following is a transcript of the portion of the video that was trimmed): I am grateful for this platform. That PBS has created an opportunity for everyone to have a voice is phenomenal and wonderful. Over my adult life-time many conversations around Black history have been had. On two occasions the dialogue was found in newspaper print. One in 1995; the other, in 2021. And while both do fair justice to bottom-lining my thoughts about Black history, no conversation thus far seems to be enough. Perhaps the multi-level debacle of unchecked and unresolved collective damage has made this so.