“Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond those who know only what to think.”~Neil deGrasse Tyson American astrophysicist, cosmologist, planetary scientist, author, and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_deGrasse_Tyson) was born on this day in 1958.
“Everyone of us is a wonder. Everyone of us has a story.”~Kristin Hunter American writer Kristin Hunter was born on this day in 1931.
“The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.”~Eldridge Cleaver American writer, and political activist Eldridge Cleaver was born on this day in 1935.
“At times I feel it almost impossible not to despond entirely of there ever being a better, brighter day for us. None but those who experience it can know what it is—this constant, galling sense of cruel injustice and wrong. I cannot help feeling it very often—it intrudes upon my happiest moments, and spreads a … Continue reading Random Quote for August 17, 2020
On this day in 1868, Secretary of State William H. Seward issued an official proclamation that certified adoption of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. This Constitutional amendment gave the former African-American slaves U.S. citizenship, thereby overturning the Dred Scott decision. It also granted due process under the law.
“Each of you, as an individual, must pick your own goals. Listen to others, but do not become a blind follower.”~Thurgood Marshall American lawyer, civil rights activist, and first African-American justice to the Supreme Court of the United States Thurgood Marshall was born on this day in 1908.
“I wasn't trying to work out my own ancestry. I was trying to get people to feel slavery. I was trying to get across the kind of emotional and psychological stones that slavery threw at people.”~Octavia E. Butler American science fiction author Octavia E. Butler was born on this day in 1947.
“I always like to challenge myself. I never want to be put into a box.”~Lionel Richie American singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor Lionel Richie was born on this day in 1949.
The importance of June 19, or Juneteenth, in U.S. history, has come into sharp focus on the American landscape in the last couple of weeks. But why, exactly, is Juneteenth so significant? According to Wikipedia: “Juneteenth is an unofficial American holiday and an official Texas state holiday, celebrated annually on the 19th of June in … Continue reading Juneteenth: Celebrating Freedom