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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Looking for the Next Tiger Woods

I really liked your article, “Craig Kirby Helps Black Youth ‘Get the Swing,'” in the Sept. 1, 2016, Informer by Michael H. Cottman. As an avid golfer, it’s always great to see young people being taught the game, especially our Black kids. People are correct when they say Tiger Woods got a lot of people watching golf, but even before Tiger Woods a whole lot of Black people were playing golf. Unfortunately, like me, most Blacks started playing golf as adults. But now programs like “Golf, My Future, My Game” are exposing our children to the sport at a young age. There are scholarships available for minority students in golf, both boys and girls, and when our students can get a head start in programs like this one, it can only be something to build on. Don’t get me wrong — golf is not easy, but it can be a lot easier if you start learning the game at a young age.

Ron Williams, Washington, D.C.

Lonnie Bunch: A True Griot for All Americans

I can’t wait for the opening of our new African-American History Museum on the National Mall. I was happy to see that some of the nation’s largest corporations donated money to the museum for its opening ceremony as explained in “African-American History Museum Receives $10M,” by Stacy M. Brown on the front page of the Sept. 1, 2016, edition of The Washington Informer. But I have to say, that’s not what I am excited about. I just can’t wait to see what they are going to put inside on display for the whole world to see. How will the museum’s artifacts tell our story? What is really our story and can the museum exhibits do justice to that story? Is America going to accept our story the way it’s told in this new building? I am just fascinated with the whole idea of our museum finally opening. I applaud Dr. Lonnie Bunch for all of the hard work it must have taken to finally bring his “baby” home.

Justin Hardy, Washington, D.C.

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