“The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class—it is the cause of humankind, the very birthright of humanity.”~Anna Julia Cooper American author, educator, sociologist, speaker, Black liberation activist, and United States historian Anna Julia Cooper was born on this day in 1858.
“We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.”~Edward R. Murrow American broadcast journalist and war correspondent Edward R. Murrow was born on this day in 1908.
“Freedom unexercised may be freedom forfeited. The preservation of freedom is in the hands of the people themselves—not of the government.”~Margaret Chase Smith American politician Margaret Chase Smith was born on this day in 1897.
“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.”~Jim Morrison American singer, songwriter, and poet Jim Morrison was born on this day in 1943.
“So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.”~Voltaire French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher Voltaire was … Continue reading Random Quote for November 21, 2020
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