Louise Robinson
Member of the Grammy Award-Winning Troupe Sweet Honey in the Rock
United States

Wake Up!

“We thought we were in heaven … and we were.”

When I was a young girl growing up in New York City, we used to go south every summer to visit my grandparents who lived on 11 acres of land where they grew their own food. The small house was surrounded by an abundance of fruit trees, fields of vegetables, fresh water creeks and a well. We thought we were in heaven … and we were. 

My prayer is that we wake up! I pray we realize that this beautiful earth that has gifted our ancestors and us is also our precious gift to our children and their children and all children to come. I pray we protect and care for this precious earth so that those coming after us will be nourished by the land.

Robinson is a member of the Grammy Award-winning troupe Sweet Honey in the Rock, an all-woman, African-American a cappella ensemble.