I Woke Up Black | What My Eyes Have Seen, My Ears Have Heard, and My Heart Has Felt by Marvin Michael O'Bryant
Publication Date: August 23, 2023 in honor of the Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition - Keep memories alive so the world never makes the same mistakes again.
"I Woke Up Black" by Marvin Michael O’Bryant is a story inspired by real-life experiences. It follows the life of Marvin, who has witnessed decades of depression, poverty, and a lack of motivation in a nation struggling with love and respect. Despite these challenges, Marvin believes in the importance of respecting one another and finding value in every individual to bring out the best in society. He is deeply concerned about the persistence of racism and hopes to see a change in thinking and teaching for future generations.
Marvin's journey emphasizes the significance of sharing personal stories to inspire and support others. He encourages people to recognize that everyone has a unique narrative, and no occupation defines the worth of an individual. The central message revolves around acknowledging our shared humanity as God's children and focusing on the journey ahead, rather than dwelling on past struggles.
The book is structured to highlight racially charged events in the divided South, leading to discussions on unfair treatments. In the end, Marvin provides wisdom on regaining respect and unity to pave the way for future generations to prosper.
Ultimately, "I Woke Up Black" is a powerful testament to the truth that all humans, regardless of race, share a common purpose: to live their best lives and thrive in a world that treats them fairly and with respect.