To help people break free from the limitations which stem from lack of knowledge, misconceptions, and distractions in order to experience freedom to the fullest extent and to leave a legacy for future posterity.
This is to be accomplished through:
Understanding history and it's many interpretations
Document a Civil War or Reconstruction Era ancestor, and qualify to display this badge.
Just send a tweet to me announcing your post: @SavingStories. Please specify 350px or 250px wide.
This badge was inspired by the African American History Monument on The State House grounds in Columbia, South Carolina
Freedom Maverick Awards
The awards below were inspired by a photograph that I took at The State House in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. There is so much said about the Confederate flag that hangs there, but I never have seen much about the African American Monument that depicts the history of African Americans.
Taking down a flag alone does not change a people's vision. Those we acknowledge as being a Freedom Maverick (a word coined by Angela Y.Walton-Raji in podcast #91) will help us have the right perspective.
Freedom Maverick: Education
Individuals past and present who help us to better understand history and heritage
Freedom Maverick: Service
Individuals past and present who have devoted a vast amount of time and energy to serving humankind
Freedom Maverick: Valor
Individuals present and past who exhibit a courageous amount of valor in battle