The Letter That Transformed Shaka Senghor's Life

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As an angry young drug dealer on the streets of Detroit, Shaka Senghor shot and killed a man. He was convicted of second-degree murder and spent 19 years in prison, seven of which were spent in solitary confinement.

During this bleak time, Shaka received a letter from his son, who wrote, "My mama told me why you was in prison." Shaka shares with Oprah the life-changing epiphany he experienced reading his son's words. The letter dramatically shifted his perspective, leading to an awakening within him to rethink his life.

"That was the moment when I decided that I would never go back to the darkness," Shaka says, "and that I had to find my light. And, that I owed it to him to find my light."

In the video above, Shaka and Oprah discuss the transformative power of love.

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