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FIRES OF THE 60’S VS THE DEITY OF DADDY PART VIII: Paying the price for fatherhood
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FIRES OF THE 60’S VS THE DEITY OF DADDY PART VIII: Paying the price for fatherhood

[caption id="attachment_21217" align="alignleft"]memorial photoCivil rights icon Matthew Little was celebrated in a Homegoing Celebration at Shiloh Temple International Ministries on Saturday, February 1, 2014[/caption]What my “burn baby burn” generation did not understand was that “fatherhood” is expensive, but real fatherhood costs absolutely everything.

And Daddy paid the price.

Matthew Little: Global perspective
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Matthew Little: Global perspective

[caption id="attachment_20960" align="alignleft"]daddy ad brothersMatthew Little (c) with brothers Jamie Little (l) and Arthur Little, Jr. (r)[/caption]Fires of the 60’s vs the deity of daddy part IV

In the middle of a world that was radically changing, a world that for a child was on her own block, my father imparted a global perspective to my brother and sisters.

Fires of the 60s vs the deity of daddy
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Fires of the 60s vs the deity of daddy

[caption id="attachment_20899" align="alignleft"]matt little img 001Matt Little with his Midwest contingent prior to the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech by Dr. Martin Luther King.[/caption]PART 3 IN A SERIES

My father believed (like most men in the 1950s) that my mother’s role was in the home raising his children, and my mother raised all of us to understand that, “Your father is very important.”

Fires of the 60s vs. the deity of daddy
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Fires of the 60s vs. the deity of daddy

[caption id="attachment_20879" align="alignleft"]azaniah paper photoMatthew Little and Azaniah Little. Inset: “My most signifi cant classifi cation as a little girl was being Matt Little’s daughter.”[/caption]PART 2 IN A SERIES

The advent of the 1960s paved the way for two distinct entities within the consciousness of the notion of “father” in my life, and in the lives of my community and the world.

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