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About Christopher D. Odom

            About me., and who am I?  I could tell you about my successes in business and education.   I could tell you about my failures.  I could tell you of all the places Ive traveled to and inform you of my worldly treasures.  This is not who I am nor is it what Im about.

            I am the people who bravely walked across the ice bridge to populate the world from the great continent of Africa where all life began.  I am the Zulu the Masai.  I am the men and women who were savagely stolen from their lands and placed into slavery throughout the globe.  I am the thousands of men who died fighting for freedom in the civil war whose reward was segregation and lynching.  I am the men and women, who lived and died trying to survive in a land they built and were not welcome to stay in,

            I am the men who died in World War II fighting the evils of Hitler only to come home to evils of Jim Crow.  I am the freedom fighters whose strength was so great that they allowed dogs to bite them and allow fire hoses turned on them to empower the future with civil rights.

            I am the convertible top, the traffic light and the multitudes of inventions created by men and women of Africa decent.  I am the doctors and lawyers and I am the crack head and the criminal.  I am the home owner and the welfare family.  I am the strong beautiful single Black mother and I am the drunk and skirt chaser,  I am the person running from who I am and I am the proud Black man standing in your face..

            I am the child in the ghetto with no hope for future and success and I am the privileged child who is expected to be a success.  I am a sum total to all my people.  Those who had struggled those who have failed and those who have succeed.  I am the sum total of every black man and woman in the past, the present and into the future.  What I have is because of them.  What I am about is knowing where I came from, what I live with and what Ill have in the future. 

All my people is who I am!



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