Howard Thurman's Great Hope

By Washington Parent

Before Martin Luther King, Jr., there was Howard Thurman, a great preacher, writer and civil rights pioneer. His childhood in segregated Daytona, Fla., is a testimony to the importance of persistence and community. . . . Oil paintings by Arthur Dawson beautifully illuminate Kai Jackson Issa’s true story about a community that gives and a boy that grows up and gives back.