Stand with Courage

 “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” – Maya Angelou

I Have a Dream

“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself–the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us–that’s where it’s at.” – Jesse Owens

The Negro Speaks

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – President Barack Obama

Martin Luther King

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”Martin Luther King, Jr.

Coming Home

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” – Maya Angelou

Coretta Scott

“The time is always right to do what is right.”  – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin's Big Words

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My People
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Shange, Ntozake. Coretta Scott. New York: Katherine Tegen Books, 2009.

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