“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” — Socrates
No responsibility is greater for those of us who have been blessed to live for as long as I have than to do all in our power to open the minds of children to the awe of wonder — and therefore to the imperative of hope.
This region is especially fortunate to have a number of institutions that devote the time and resources of generous people to that very mission: opening children’s minds. None is more important than the Harrison Museum of African American Culture.
Brand, founder of Total Action Against Poverty and the Cabell Brand Center, is a retired businessman from Salem.