Honoring a Hero: A Fathers Journey Through Grief, Love, and Legacy w/Alfred "Shivy" Brooks II

04.28.2023  /  73 min

Episode Details

On this week's episode of While Black, I sit down with a remarkable man, Shivy Brooks. Shivy is a father, an educator, an activist, and most importantly, the father of a hero, Bryce Brooks. Bryce lost his life at just 16 years old while saving the lives of four strangers swept out to sea by the tide.

In this emotional, inspirational, and extremely powerful interview, we delve into the depths of Shivy's heart, exploring his perspective on loss, love, and legacy. We honor Bryce as the hero he is and discuss how the time to act and build is now because black boys and black people are quickly forgotten.

The Brooks family's grief is unimaginable, but they remain strong in their commitment to keeping Bryce's legacy alive. Their love for him is palpable, and their determination to ensure he is never forgotten is inspiring.

This episode is a tribute to a young man whose selflessness and bravery will never be forgotten, as well as a love letter to all of our black children. Bryce's legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.

Please support Bryce and his family in their efforts to create better education and instruction around black people and swimming. You can do so by donating to the Bryce Brooks GoFundMe (Click Here) or visiting the soon-to-launch Brycebrooksfoundation (Click Here)

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