Diana Kimble

Description of life growing up in Colfax, LA by an expatriate living in Pram Pram, Ghana. Our Living Legend describes the trauma of the Colfax massacre and its effects on her family and community which lead to a long journey of self-discovery and finally peace on the continent of Africa.



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Count Time Podcast Living Legend Diana Kimble


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Selected quotes and notes from Count Time Podcast with LD Azobra Interview with Diana Kimble

Good evening. Good evening. Good evening it’s 4:00 PM. Stand up it’s count time, time for every man and woman to stand up and be counted. Welcome to another edition of Count Time podcast. I am brother LD Azobra. Thank you for joining us today.

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We in the big town, the big city, the village I don’t know which one you want to call it, of Colfax, Louisiana. We know where this massacre had taken place 150 years ago, and we got a special guest here who has been with us once before. Her name is Ms. Diana Kimble. Welcome to Count Time.

Thank you. It’s a pleasure to be here. Love telling this story because it needs to be known. Love telling the truth.

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The truth need to be known. You had the big celebration of the massacre this past weekend, and on Thursday, some things taking place. So kind of first of all, tell us about who is Diana Kimble?

Okay. And I will pronounce the name the way my mother gave it to me, dinah. Dinah May Kimble.

How you spell Dinah?

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D-I-A-N-A. Diana, is a European way of pronouncing dinah. So when I went to Ghana and we’ll get into that some more, I saw someone, the nurse with the same spelled the same way. I said, how do you pronounce your name? She said dinah. So I said my mother was correct.

What was it like growing up in a small village of Colfax?

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Safe, secure, and loved? As long as you were on this side of the track divide. I had a wonderful family. I was the last born of three girls, no brothers?