Be Who You Need To Be…

by Peter Conlin

… in order to do what needs to be done.

A lesson from two slaves, in the movie, Amistad:

Amistad Slave #1: [in Mende] He reminds me of that Fula of Baoma, you know the one who hires himself to scrape elephant dung from the crop rows.

Amistad Slave #2: [in Mende] A dung-scraper might be just the kind of man we need right now.

Cover of "Amistad"

Cover of Amistad