shayarisms4lovers June18 246 - 25 Life-Changing Nelson Mandela Quotes To Celebrate What Would Have Been His 100th Birthday

25 Life-Changing Nelson Mandela Quotes To Celebrate What Would Have Been His 100th Birthday

The late South African President was one of the most revered activists and humanitarians ever. Nelson Mandela is considered one of the greatest leaders in modern history, and continues to be one of the most known and beloved figures in politics, activism, and humanitarian work. He passed away at the age of 95 in December of 2013, but today, July 13, 2018 marks what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. To celebrate, we’ve gathered some of his most inspirational quotes that both motivate us, and make us remember how far we’ve come — and how far we still have to go. Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in a small village known as Mvezo in South Africa. In his youth, he became an activist against South Africa’s racist apartheid system that segregated South Africa’s black and white populations. In 1942, Mandela joined the African National Congress and within that helped form the African National Congress Youth League, who took part in boycotts, strikes, civil disobedience, and refusals of cooperation in order to peacefully protest the racist policies of the South African government. This continued for 20 years until 1962 when Nelson Mandela was sent to prison after organizing a political strike, where he remained for 27 […]

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shayarisms4lovers June18 221 - 50 Best Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes & Memes Of All Time

50 Best Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes & Memes Of All Time

Live your dream. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, a powerful and inspiring civil rights activist of the early 1960s, played a huge role in the way we accept and treat each other — regardless of race or gender— today. Dr. King is widely known today as an American activist who consistently and effectively advocated for peace, love, and equality among all people. He was a man of high faith and morale, which set him apart from the many other activists of this time. Often compared to the likes of Mahatma Ghandi, the driving force to much of his life and speeches was always peace. His method of love and acceptance for all human beings is what led him to be one of the most renounced public figures in all of American history. Beginning his life of activism nearly 61 years ago, Dr. King quickly became the face and leader of the civil rights movement. He played a role in organizing the March on Washington and is the creator of the famous “I Have a Dream” speech, which drew a crowd of nearly 250,000 people. As the year draws to a start, celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the 50 best MLK quotes that supported his powerful and honorable way […]

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shayarisms4lovers mar18 38 - 7 Powerful MLK Quotes To Help Keep The Dream Alive

7 Powerful MLK Quotes To Help Keep The Dream Alive

Embrace his timeless message of peace and love. Martin Luther King Jr. revolutionized the country with his simple, heartfelt message: Love each other. As a humble Baptist minister from Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. King preached about the power of love, and his voice inspired a generation to fight, nonviolently, for equal rights for all Americans. Fifty years after he stood before the sprawling steps of the Lincoln Memorial and gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech, Dr. King’s words are just as relevant and impactful as they were during the Civil Rights Movement. Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day every day with these — the best MLK quotes about love and following your dreams. 1. Martin Luther King Jr. spread a message of peace to all citizens. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”  2. Love is the most important thing in life. “Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.”  3. Equality matters. “I have a dream that one day, little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.”  4. Humans have come a long way, but we still have a long way to go. “We have flown the […]

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50 Best Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes And Memes

Live your dream. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, a powerful and inspiring civil rights activist of the early 1960s, played a huge role in the way we accept and treat each other — regardless of race or gender— today. Dr. King is widely known today as an American activist who consistently and effectively advocated for peace, love, and equality among all people. He was a man of high faith and morale, which set him apart from the many other activists of this time. Often compared to the likes of Mahatma Ghandi, the driving force to much of his life and speeches was always peace. His method of love and acceptance for all human beings is what led him to be one of the most renounced public figures in all of American history. Beginning his life of activism nearly 61 years ago, Dr. King quickly became the face and leader of the civil rights movement. He played a role in organizing the March on Washington and is the creator of the famous “I Have a Dream” speech, which drew a crowd of nearly 250,000 people. Through his speeches and his tireless service to the world, it was clear that Dr.King held power in his tongue and passion in his heart. […]

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shayarisms4lovers mar18 141 - WOKE

WOKE

By HF What is WOKE in this day and age Is it simply activism only from a social media page? Is it an afro and a pick? An Olympic stage raised clinched fist Consciously eating organic kale salad While digesting an Erykah Badu ballad Is it Nat Turner’s unspoken rage? An Angela Davis gaze Is it a national anthem knee? What is WOKE in the 21st Century? What does it mean to be WOKE? Is it the audacity to have hope? The subtle militancy of Malcolm X’s ghost Political satire at an extreme right wing roast Pledging allegiance to a black body swinging from a tree Being WOKE is strange fruit in the 21st Century Is being WOKE something confined to the tongue, Or the manacles of the miseducation of the Negro becoming undone? The souls of black folk arising from a collective slumber A raisin in the sun transcending the shade of the summer Is it something we can taste, touch, see, hear, or feel? Or is it only a vision our united third eye makes real? What is the price we pay for being sound asleep? Is it gentrification cultural misappropriation of being WOKE in this 21 Century?

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