In honor of Black History Month, I spoke with Reverend Rhoda Nixon, an accomplished writer, a proud member of a now international sorority, and resident at senior living community, Collington, a Kendal Affiliate. Reverend Nixon spoke of her ancestors in such an incredible way- highlighting their strengths through difficult times. Her grandparents were slaves and experienced a horrific cruelty; however, they were determined to succeed in their lives and still gave back to their community and the people surrounding them. Reverend Nixon was determined to learn more about her family history and continues to share this story with the world in her book, "Two Worlds: The Captives and the Enslaved."
Here at Collington, we created a community with diverse culture; one that holds different cultural backgrounds, one that embraces varied experiences, and one that carries various stories. Diversity, as a whole, is incredibly important to us as a community. We want to create a secure place for people- a place where people feel comfortable sharing their journey with the rest of the Collington community.