Who will the world then look to? This does not have to happen. I have written this with a healthy degree of urgency. My days are numbered. I have MS, heart failure, and kidney disease. I have five children. I do not want to leave them the chains of socialism. However, I fear that it is true no African American has ever been given this honor. Even going back in history. I do recall any. Many of our contributions go uñnoted, unrecognized, we are not really in history books for many of our accomplishments.