My Black History: ESSENCE Readers' Old-School Pics
'My Black History Month' Photo Upload Contest
I love this picture of my mother, Rita Holland. As a mother, grandmother, teacher...
I love this picture of my mother, Rita Holland. As a mother, grandmother, teacher and staunch advocate for education, she has always pushed others to strive for continual growth and learning about themselves and the world around them...with a positive attitude. At the time this picture was taken, Rita was 21 years old and about to graduate from college and get married. Time has passed, fashion changed and memories were made; throughout it all, Rita has always been the first to say "Attitude is Everything." This picture captures my mother's ever-present success, drive, hope, and love for life and those around her. -Nicole Holland