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Black History Month Voices: Janice Moorehead Grant | Commentary

Janice Moorehead Grant, 87, former Harford County NAACP president, retired teacher, minister

Janice Grant wrote as essay for Black History Month.
Janice Grant wrote as essay for Black History Month. (Bobby Parker/Baltimore Sun Media Group)

I have found most people are alike: Everyone wants a home. They want enough to eat. They want to be able to clothe and feed their children. All human beings have the same needs.

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After a year of conflict and division, I don’t know what the answer is, except the heart — being a Christian, I think the heart has to change.

If we believe that all men are created equal, we’re not going to look at their skin, and we’re not going at look at how much money they have or what kind of clothes they buy.

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I think we all need to get to know each other — we need to value every human being.

After the pandemic, I plan to start programs to help youth in many different ways such as community gardening and tutoring.

We have to do what Scripture says: We have to love every human being.

— Compiled by David Anderson

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