Clifton Taulbert on Habits of the Heart

Key Points

  • Microdosages of unselfishness is a process, not a project. It never ever stops. 

  • As adults we have longstanding opportunities and obligations to create the best world we can for the students and young people who cross our paths. These habits are not definitions to learn, they are people to become. 

Habits of the Heart

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Clifton Taulbert, an acclaimed author, speaker and entrepreneur. His life story, Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored became a critically acclaimed 1996 movie and one of his books was sent to Nelson Mandela as a gift for his release from prison in 1990. 

His most recent book, The Invitation, was chosen by the Architect of the United States Capitol as part of the 50 th anniversary celebration of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Legislation. Taulbert has written fourteen books in total, produced a major motion picture, and served as a consultant on several documentaries, including the Emmy-award winning Boomtown: An American Journey, which details the birth of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

If you want the bell of joy to ring, then ring the frippin’ bell!

Clifton Taulbert

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