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Quotes: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

March 30, 2013 4 comments

“I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop. My biggest resource is my mind.”~Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Carter G. Woodson, Historian, Author, Educator, Journalist (1875)

March 25, 2013 1 comment

Born on December 19, 1875, this remarkable man resisted insurmountable odds and became a historian, an author, an educator and a journalist.

For financial reasons, he couldn’t attend school on a regular basis, so he resorted to self-instruction. By age 17, he’d mastered the fundamentals of common school subjects.

In 1895, at age 20, he entered Douglass High School and received his diploma in less than two years.

In 1912, he earned a Ph.D. in History at Harvard University, becoming the second African-American to earn a doctorate from Harvard University. The first African-American to receive a Harvard University doctorate was W.E.B. DuBoisRead more…

Quotes: Toni Morrison

March 23, 2013 Leave a comment

“The function of freedom is to free someone else.”~Toni Morrison

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Quotes: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

March 16, 2013 Leave a comment

“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”

~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Richard Turere, Inventor (2000?)

March 10, 2013 Leave a comment

My apologies in advance to the young man to whom this post is dedicated. At the time of this writing, reports of his age range between 11 and 14 years. I hope he or someone who knows him can verify his date of birth.

Regardless of his age, this remarkable young man, in his teen years as of this blog post, has contributed immensely to humanity and the global effort to save an endangered Earth species: lions. Read more…

Quotes: Harriet Tubman

March 9, 2013 7 comments

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

~Harriet Tubman

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Marian Wright Edelman, Lawyer, Children’s Advocate, Author, Activist (1939)

March 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Born in Bennettsville, South Carolina, in 1939, Marian Wright Edelman‘s list of titles and achievements is extensive.  Ms. Edelman’s titles include lawyer, educator, activist, reformer, children’s advocate, author, and much more. These are some of her accomplishments:  Read more…