Monday, July 09, 2007

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

For those who are wondering, Pearland is about 6 miles from Alvin.

'N-word' laid to rest in Pearland | LOCAL NEWS | KHOU.com | News for Houston, Texas
A crowd gathered at Houston Memorial Gardens in Pearland Saturday to say goodbye. It was a funeral that some say was a long time coming.

“Lord, we come to you, thanking you for waking us up this morning, so that we could lay to rest this word that carries so much weight,” Dennis Campbell, Jr., of the Honey Brown Hope Foundation said.

The crowd was there to say farewell to the “N-word.”

In its life, the word caused many people a lot of pain. But it its death, there is rejoicing.

“We should not talk about the dead or speak about the dead and let the dead rest in peace,” Rev. Ralph Hawkins said.

The idea for the service came from Tammie Lang Campbell, founder of the Honey Brown Hope Foundation, a non-profit literary organization.


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3 comments:

TM said...

I can respect this. Makes its point, and doesn't attempt to stifle anyone. I can think of some other words and phrases I'd formally bury.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

They've buried "Napier"? This is preposterous.

Barbara W. Klaser said...

What a good idea. I can think of a few more words I'd like to see laid to rest.