Rhondda Robinson Thomas • TEDxGreenville
The Power in Calling a Name
We experience three deaths: your last breath, your body buried, and your name spoken a final time. Only by calling the names and sharing the stories of people who are forgotten, but whose labor was essential for our existence, can we create a complete and complex community history. Stories about specific people can help us talk about topics many of us want to avoid. Calling their names and sharing their stories will lead some people to respond and help fill out this history, helping ensure these names are never unknown.