Brilliant article! I loved the movie and was seeking out reviews because I felt there were so many takeaways from the movie, and I wanted to read someone else’s perspective. As an African American woman, I too felt shouldn’t I have known this story before seeing this movie. It was interesting to read how you were so entrenched in this world yet still didn’t know the story. The reality is that there are many untold “hidden” stories of the contributions of marginalized people, which are so much more impressive given the duress they were under, and unfortunately are still under to a lesser or less overt extent than previous generations.
I appreciate you sharing some of your vulnerabilities to make your point of the makings of a good leader. Thank you for writing and sharing!