Aretha Franklin was primarily known as a vocal artist, but she was much much more.
Ms. Franklin championed causes like: health care, environmental protection, and civil rights. She marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and donated her concert proceeds to aid his activism.
She supported Angela Davis, and the Black Panthers, while providing for families in Detroit. This beautiful single Mom rocked nations, while also raising her own four children. I was humbled to learn that Aretha was able to accomplish all of this privately.......... .never seeking praise or notoriety. In a time of self-promotion, I am in awe of her grace and humility. Aretha Franklin has set a standard that we all should all strive for.