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Before you knew you owned it | Alice Walker, Spelman College
Motivational Mondays / Quotables / Spelman College

Before you knew you owned it | Alice Walker, Spelman College

Expect nothing. Live frugally On surprise. become a stranger To need of pity Or, if compassion be freely Given out Take only enough Stop short of urge to plead Then purge away the need. Wish for nothing larger Than your own small heart Or greater than a star; Tame wild disappointment With caress unmoved and … Continue reading

A Liberating Black People’s Prayer for Justice & Peace | Frances Cress Welsing, Howard University College of Medicine ’62
Health & Wellness / History & Culture / Howard College of Medicine / Howard University / Motivational Mondays / Prose and Poetry

A Liberating Black People’s Prayer for Justice & Peace | Frances Cress Welsing, Howard University College of Medicine ’62

  Thou who are Blacker                                                                                                     … Continue reading

On Bondage | Mary McLeod Bethune, Barber-Scotia College 1894
Barber-Scotia College / Bethune-Cookman College / Black Sororities / Defunct Black Colleges / Delta Sigma Theta Sorority / Motivational Mondays

On Bondage | Mary McLeod Bethune, Barber-Scotia College 1894

If our people are to fight their way up out of bondage we must arm them with the sword and the shield and the buckler of pride. Mary McLeod Bethune, (1875-1955), Barber-Scotia Class of 1894, College President, Women’s and Civil Rights Activist Continue reading

Dream Variations | Langston Hughes, Lincoln University ’29
Black Sororities / Delta Sigma Theta Sorority / History & Culture / Lincoln University of PA / Prose and Poetry

Dream Variations | Langston Hughes, Lincoln University ’29

To fling my arms wide In some place of the sun, To whirl and to dance Till the white day is done. Then rest at cool evening Beneath a tall tree While night comes on gently, Dark like me- That is my dream! To fling my arms wide In the face of the sun, Dance! … Continue reading