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THE TIGER AND THE TORCH ebook

Gratitude How this book

Gratitude How this book turned out is much better than we initially imagined. It is the result of lessons learned, challenged ideas and meaningful connections within our community. We are beyond grateful to our family (past & present) for their patience, love and support. Additionally, we want to express further gratitude to a few people and groups by name: Alvin Lester, Angela Banks, Blandine Momulouh-Njua, Christiansburg Town Council, CI Alumni, Corinne Lewis-Rawlins, Curtis Lovett, III, Debbie Sherman-Lee, The Drs. McLaughlin (Gerry, Josetta and Jacqui), Ed Gallimore, Gladys Sokolow, Harkrader, Jason Blyth, John Anderson, JonMarc Mitchell, Jordan Clark, Kim Lee, Lekei Patel, Mrs. Hawley, Nichole Williams, Pamela Hale, Phyllis Albritton, Raymond Jenkins, Sean Spencer, Sharon Scott, Sue Farrar, Tammi Franklin, William Calloway, and Yvonne Alderman who believed in us and in the power of this story before it was published. Finally, we thank you for reading this book.

CONTENTS INTRODUCTION How to Use this Book ....................................................................................... 7 The Back Story of Our Story ........................................................................... 8 What We Mean When We Say, “ROAR!”................................................... 12 Why ROAR? ..................................................................................................... 13 Catalysts for Conversations ........................................................................... 14 Baobab 2.0 ............................................................................................. 15 Wise African Sayings that ROAR! ................................................... 15 PART I: THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME A PLACE Called Zion’s Hill .......................................................................... 25 Ten Ways to be Intentional in Our Communities .................................... 27 An Intentional PLACE Called Christiansburg Institute.......................... 28 PURPOSE: Signs of Progress ............................................................ 30 LEADERSHIP: From a Distance ....................................................... 32 “The ORIGINAL TUSKEGEE BRICK” .............................. 33 One Building Reduced to Bricks .......................................... 34 Just Us Bricks ........................................................................... 38 ACCESS: Words as Art ....................................................................... 40 Behind Every Good Man ....................................................... 46 CHOICE: Live & Learn ....................................................................... 48 Love: The Choice of a Lifetime ............................................. 50

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