“This hour in history needs a dedicated circle of transformed nonconformists.
Our planet teeters on the brink of annihilation; dangerous passions of pride, hatred, and selfishness are enthroned in our lives; and men do reverence before false gods of nationalism and materialism.
The saving of our world from pending doom will come,
not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but
through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority.”
“At times, history and fate meet at a single time in a single place to shape a turning point in man’s unending search for freedom.”
President Lyndon Johnson, March 15, 1965 speech on African American voting discrimination and subsequent protests in Alabama
“providing his margin of victory“
VANN R. NEWKIRK II
President Lyndon B Johnson discusses the Voting Rights Act with civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King Jr.
“keep them from ever registering to vote”
In this eloquent speech to the full Congress, President Lyndon B. Johnson used the phrase “we shall overcome,” borrowed from African American leaders struggling for equal rights.
The speech was made on Monday, March 15, 1965, a week after deadly racial violence had erupted in Selma, Alabama, as African Americans were attacked by police while preparing to march to Montgomery to protest voting…
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She and I have a special love
A love that we’ve shared before
When we met, we both felt strongly
That we had loved each other before
It was more than just a feeling
It was a knowing
An irrefutable truth
She and I were
She and I are
She and I will always be
~The Tennessee Poet~
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How many of you talk with confidence about your writing? Writers, in general, are often introverted and struggle to discuss their work. Not to mention, when we do, many of us find it hard to speak with confidence or pride.
Instead, we divert attention away or mumble something incoherently, or sometimes just blurt out bits about our writing and then collapse inwards as if we have no right to feel good about what we do.
So today we’re talking about confidence.
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