Kindred Spirit

Kindred Spirit

~Washington Post

Listen closely and you can hear echoes of other black men — now ghosts — who successfully crossed over and found success and even a kind of love in white America: Joe Louis, Nat King Cole, Jesse Owens, Sammy Davis Jr., Sugar Ray Robinson.

 

Mostly entertainers and athletes, they each had a ferocious and blinding optimism that allowed them to ignore or surmount the cruelty of racism…