“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