In the 1970s Soul Train was the only place on TV to see black artists perform and to see young black people dance. Every Saturday morning my son and I would watch the show together. He'd laugh as I tried to mimic the latest dance steps. For a black child being raised by a white mom in a white neighborhood Soul Train was a window into a wider world.
Thank you Don.
Aretha Franklin says that Don Cornelius integrated television and brought young people of all colors together. Yes he did.
I hope Don found the peace he sought. I will never forget his deep booming voice, his incredible presence, his calm and gentle manner. I will be forever grateful for all those years of Saturday mornings where the music was great, the dance was lively and the world was a better, more colorful place.
Peaceful Journey Don
I wish you Peace, Love, and Soul