Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Words For Warfare

"I have reached a point in my life where I understand the pain and the challenges; and my attitude is one of standing up with open arms to meet them all." - Myrlie Evers

"We can say 'Peace on Earth,' we can sing about it, preach about it or pray about it, but if we have not internalized the mythology to make it happen inside us, then it will not be." - Betty Shabazz

"I'm fulfilled in what I do... I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes -- the finer things of life -- would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense." - Coretta Scott King

12 comments:

focusedpurpose February 27, 2008 at 8:33 AM  

Professor Tracey,

good morning. i LOVE this picture! thank you for posting it. you made my day:-) it is going to be a good one.

focusedpurpose

Randi523 February 27, 2008 at 10:14 AM  

Seeing Dr. Betty Shabazz made me wonder: did any channel show 'X' on TV for Black History Month (yet)?? I need to just buy the DVD...

Anonymiss February 27, 2008 at 10:39 AM  

@ randi

TVOne showed it over the wknd if I'm not mistaken.

SheCodes February 27, 2008 at 12:00 PM  

Hey I love the picture too!

Danielle February 27, 2008 at 12:10 PM  

Beautiful words from lovely women inside and out.

Professor Tracey February 27, 2008 at 12:43 PM  

Thanks Ladies. I was so mad about that Shirley Q. Liquor crap that I thought we need words from some of our best sisters!!!

Attorneymom February 27, 2008 at 1:20 PM  

Bravo, Professor Tracey. I love these quotes. Your blog is awsome.

Shazza Nakim February 27, 2008 at 1:24 PM  

I have seen this picture a lot in Harlem. The Legacy of the Shabazz family runs deep here.

I often reflect on what it must have been like to know that all of these Women share the same bond of knowing that there was (is) a time when Speaking up and doing the right thing meant that you would/could be killed.

I did a Spoken Word piece on this subject and I rededicate it every year as a reminder that this type of LEADERSHIP rarely exist anymore in our Black Leadership. and the one's that do give their all are looked upon as Crazy and Uppity. I wonder what their wives thing about that?

Only Great Leaders Die (... for the Cause)

http://thepoetshazza.blogspot.com/2007/11/only-great-leaders-die-for-cause.html

Mes Deux Cents February 27, 2008 at 1:26 PM  

Hi Professor Tracey,

Wow, what a great picture. I've never seen it before. It should be called the African American First Ladies.

Randi523 February 27, 2008 at 1:55 PM  

Anonymiss: thanks for the info. Unfortunately, I live in a cable market without TVOne :-(

tasha212 February 27, 2008 at 2:00 PM  

Professor Tracey,

Love this picture and the quotes.

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