Quote of the day
Todays Quote of the day comes from 1964’s Nobel peace price winner Martin Luther King. He won the renowned award for his none-violent campaign against racism. Ironically, adhering to the words in his own quote would cost Luther King his life. It is not known if his murder by a white racist was one man acting upon his own racial views or whether it was part of a bigger conspiracy after Luther King fell out of favour with the govenment over his views on the Vietnam policy.
Martin Luther Kings struggle began in 1955 when he set about persuading the US government to declare racial discrimination in the southern states as being unlawful .
Luther Kings dream was that all Americans be judged by their personal qualities and not by the colour of their skin. Although his motives were of best intentions, Luther kings speeches often stirred up contempt among his conservative counter parts. They believed black people should remain “the inferior race” .
250,000 of Martin Luther kings followers marched on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. What then followed was Luther Kings famous “I have a dream” speech. Consequently, the following year President Linden Johnson got a law passed which would ban any racial discrimination against blacks.
Luther King came up against some tough opposition and was oppressed by many in the southern states. However, as todays “Quote of the day” states, he did keep moving forward until he achieved his “vision”
Whether you like her or not today’s Quote of the day comes from the only Black First Lady that the USA has ever known. Michelle Obama inspired many with her legacy as the Woman who fought for “a healthier America” her campaign for children aimed at schools nationwide was designed to help combat obesity in children. She realized that keeping our kids from being obese at a young age would eradicate having to loose weight during adulthood. To achieve this she introduced healthier school meals and set up the partnerships for America which are set to continue long after her 8 year stint as First Lady.
When it came to “a healthier America” she didn’t just stop at being an advocate of the above. Obama also made a requirement for food labels to show added sugar amounts tang also reduced serving sizes.
Michelle also established Obama’s turnaround arts project which provides instruction to under performing schools around America.
Who would ever of thought 100 years ago that a black woman could achieve such important and influential things. So as today’s Quote of the day states, there truly is no limit to what a Women can achieve.
Zelda Fitzgerald was a popular American Novelist, painter and socialite. She was well known for her looks and cheery ways. Born in 1900 Zelda passed away at the premature age of 48, leaving behind amongst some good written works this cheeky little quote of the day.
As this Global pandemic persists, and half the world is under lock down, how are you coping with reality? More people are coming to terms with this new “normal” and the majority are sticking to the rules. So well done to each of you for doing you bit. We hope we can bring a little inspiration into your life on a daily basis with these quote of the day
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