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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for 2/26/13- Civil Rights Activist Harry T. and Harriette Moore (Vol.2,Iss.3)


Harry T. Moore

Harry T. Moore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Justi...

English: Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Justice Center (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Civil Rights Activist Harry T. and Harriette  Moore

On Christmas night 1951, Harry T. Moore and his wife Harriette retired to bed in their white frame house tucked inside a small orange grove in Mims, Florida. Ten minutes later, a bomb shattered their house, their lives, and any notions that the South’s post-war transition to racial equality would be a smooth one. Harry Moore died that night, his wife nine days later.

Harry T. Moore paved the way for the ‘60s civil rights movement by championing equal pay for black teachers, organizing the black vote and, publicly condemning racist attitudes and actions of local, state and national officials.

Despite a massive FBI investigation and repeated inquisitions, the murders of Harry and Harriette Moore have never been solved. http://www.der.org/films/freedom-never-dies.html

The work of Harry T. Moore was progressive in a time when blacks were not taking actions against systematic racial inequality. A fighter for the people, Harry T. Moore just wanted to see fairness in all aspects of life not only in Brevard County, Florida but throughout the state.

In 1934, Harry Moore started the Brevard County NAACP, and steadily built it into a formidable organization. In 1937, in conjunction with the all-black Florida State Teacher’s Association, and backed by the NAACP attorney Thurgood Marshall in New York, Moore filed the first lawsuit in the Deep South to equalize black and white teacher salaries.

n 1944, Thurgood Marshall won a major victory in the landmark Smith v. Allwright case, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the “lily-white” Democratic Party primary was unconstitutional. Harry Moore immediately organized the Progressive Voters’ League, and in the next six years, due primarily to his leadership, over 116,000 black voters were registered in the Florida Democratic Party. This represented 31 percent of all eligible black voters in the state, a figure that was 51% higher than any other southern state. http://www.pbs.org/harrymoore/harry/mbio.html

The lead roles that Harry T. Moore assumed in the political advancements cost both Harry and his wife Harriette their teaching jobs. Harry then increased his presence in the NAACP as a full-time worker, recruiting new members and taking on controversial issues as lynching and police brutality. It was the unwavering stance of Harry T. Moore that often put him in the line of fire and many would offer led to his death on Christmas in 1951.

Breaking down barriers and raising awareness of the inequities was the calling card of  the educator, turned political activist. Harry T. Moore with  his wife Harriette by right his side, worked  unselfishly in the struggle to make a difference in the lives of southern blacks. Today and forever we salute the efforts of Harry T. and Harriette Moore in the civil rights movement.

 

Today marks the one year anniversary of the murder of 17 -year old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. The unarmed teen was gunned down as he walked home. Trayvon’s death has brought to light the use of the “Stand Your Ground” defense.

 

Celebrate all the heritage, history, and highlights of the African-Americans during the month of February
 
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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 2/21/13-A True Educator Lucy Craft Laney(Vol.2, Iss.3)


A True Educator Lucy Craft Laney

Miss Lucy Craft Laney has gone down in history as one of the state of Georgia‘s most influential educational leaders. As a child of Georgia she is in league with other outstanding black hero’s from Georgia such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights Leader and Dr. Henry McNeil Turner, the first black chaplain in the U.S. Army and the first black in the Georgia Legislature. Miss Laney’s contributions in the area of education are a tribute to perseverance, dedication and unwavering faith. http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/about_laney.htm

Lucy Craft Laney

Lucy Craft Laney (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lucy Craft Laney

She was born on April 13, 1854, one of ten children, to Louisa and David Laney during slavery. Her parents, however, were not slaves. David Laney purchased his freedom about twenty years before Laney’s birth; he purchased his wife’s freedom sometime after their marriage. Laney learned to read and write by the age of four and could translate difficult passages in Latin by the age of twelve, including Julius Caesar’s Commentaries on the Gallic War.

Miss Laney started the first black kindergarten in Augusta, Georgia and the first black nursing school in the city, the Lamar School of Nursing. Many people were influenced by the work that Miss Laney did at Haines. Ms. Mary McCleod Bethune who worked with Miss Laney for a year was so impressed by Miss Laney’s accomplishments that she went to Florida and founded Bethune-Cookman College for Blacks. This outstanding institution continues to thrive and produce thousands of African American students.

After a life of selfless dedication to the education of her people, which focused on the education of her people, Miss Laney died on October 23, 1933. Thousands of people came to her funeral. Her body was buried on the corner of the lawn of the Haines & Normal Industrial Institute. Miss Laney’s spirit lives on and her strong legacy continues to this day.


The Greensboro Four take a stand by sitting in…

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The Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-in

On February 1, 1960, four young African-American men, freshmen at the Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina, entered the Greensboro Woolworth’s and sat down on stools that had, until that moment, been occupied exclusively by white customers. The four—Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr., Joseph McNeil and David Richmond—asked to be served, and were refused. But they did not get up and leave. Indeed, they launched a protest that lasted six months and helped change America. A section of that historic counter is now held by the National Museum of American History, where the chairman of the division of politics and reform, Harry Rubenstein, calls it “a significant part of a larger collection about participation in our political system.” The story behind it is central to the epic struggle of the civil rights movement.

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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 2/14/13- The Greensboro Four (Vol.2, Iss.2)


The Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-in

On February 1, 1960, four young African-American men, freshmen at the Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina, entered the Greensboro Woolworth’s and sat down on stools that had, until that moment, been occupied exclusively by white customers. The four—Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr., Joseph McNeil and David Richmond—asked to be served, and were refused. But they did not get up and leave. Indeed, they launched a protest that lasted six months and helped change America. A section of that historic counter is now held by the National Museum of American History, where the chairman of the division of politics and reform, Harry Rubenstein, calls it “a significant part of a larger collection about participation in our political system.” The story behind it is central to the epic struggle of the civil rights movement.

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Courage-at-the-Greensboro-Lunch-Counter.html#ixzz2KwNBlmNC
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Greensboro Woolworth lunch counter

The courageous act of four young college students changed the course for access to retail outlets and places of public accommodations. Peaceful protests began to occur all over the segregated south.  Over fifty years have come and gone yet the actions of the Greensboro Four must be remembered when you sit in fancy restaurants or flowery mom and pop shops.

~~YoTrip

Celebrate all the heritage, history, and highlights of African-Americans during the month of February
Valentines is all about the LOVE!!!
 
Happy Celebrate Life Day, Greta Clay-Way! You beat the stroke to make great things happen!
 
***Attend the The YES! Network Social Event on February 16, 2013, 11:30-1:00 pm at O’Charley’s Restaurant with Guest Speaker, Sonya Thompson speaking on, “Integrity: The Key to Business Success.” Learn the fundamentals for successful business development; Keeping your word and watching your words, how to avoid enticement, and the importance of surrounding yourself with people of Integrity.***
 
*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series”, April 2013, Nova Southeastern University Orlando,FL to register go to http://dbp4.eventbrite.com/ ******
 
 
Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris
 
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology”
 
“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
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“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
 
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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for 2/12/13-A Historic Institution Of Higher Learning: Paine College (Vol.2, Iss.2)


Paine College

Paine College (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Paine College Historic District
Photograph courtesy of the Georgia State Historic Preservation Office

A Historic Institution Of Higher Learning: Paine College

Paine College Historic District, in Augusta, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on December 26, 2012. Representing one of the few institutions of higher education created by a biracial board of trustees in Georgia for African-American students, Paine College Historic District was found historically important on the state level. Important for its role in education and African American heritage, the event was marked by a statement from Paine College President George C. Bradley, who wrote, “This is a major milestone in the college’s 131 years of existence, and we look forward to making additional milestones and accomplishments in the legacy of Paine College.”….

Founded in 1882 by trustees from the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (MEC-S)and the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America (CEMC) with the goal of educating African-American youth, the institution was, from the beginning, a coeducational school.  Paine College continues to serve its original purpose of providing quality education and remains associated with the successor denominations of the founding churches. http://1.usa.gov/X6IUfW

Celebrate all the heritage, history, and highlights of African-Americans during the month of February
Happy Celebrate Life Day, Greta Clay-Way! You beat the stroke to make great things happen!
 
***Attend the The YES! Network Social Event on February 16, 2013, 11:30-1:00 pm at O’Charley’s Restaurant with Guest Speaker, Sonya Thompson speaking on, “Integrity: The Key to Business Success.” Learn the fundamentals for successful business development; Keeping your word and watching your words, how to avoid enticement, and the importance of surrounding yourself with people of Integrity.***
 
 
*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series”, April 2013, Nova Southeastern University Orlando,FL to register go to http://dbp4.eventbrite.com/ ******
 
 
Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris
 
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology”
 
“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
or visit my page http://www.facebook.com/YoTrip
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

 

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 2/7/13-Tice Davids & The Underground Railroad


Origin of the Term Underground Railroad

The origins of the Underground Railroad go back before the 18th century, but the terminology dates to around 1831. One version states that an enslaved, Tice Davids, crossed the Ohio River in the vicinity of Ripley, Ohio, a ferryboat ride from the slave state of Kentucky, to escape from his owner. As Tice Davids swam the river, his owner kept him in sight as he pursued him in a small rowboat. He could see Tice’s head bobbling in the river, but once Tice reached the Ohio side, he was lost from view. His owner searched diligently around Ripley, “a town that hated slavery,” but was unable to find his human property. Bewildered and tuckered out, the slave owner could only conclude that Tice Davids “must have gone on an underground road.”

It was subsequent to this incident that those conspirators involved in the escape of Tice Davis, and others, began to use such terms as conductors, firemen, brakemen, stationmaster, depots/stations, and such phrases as “catching the next train” to describe their clandestine, though morally driven, efforts in assisting refugees to escape a morally bankrupted slave-owning South. The terminology used was in line with the country’s early use of steam to propel passenger-carrying vehicles, in this case the railroads. http://www.undergroundrailroadexperience.cuny.edu/origin.html

~~YoTrip

Historic Underground Railroad

Historic Underground Railroad (Photo credit: HystericalMark)

 
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
 
 
Attend the The YES! Network Social Event on February 16, 2013, 11:30-1:00 pm at O’Charley’s Restaurant with Guest Speaker, Sonya Thompson speaking on, “Integrity: The Key to Business Success.” Learn the fundamentals for successful business development; Keeping your word and watching your words, how to avoid enticement, and the importance of surrounding yourself with people of Integrity.
 
 
*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series”, April 2013, Nova Southeastern University Orlando,FL to register go to http://dbp4.eventbrite.com/ ******
 
 
Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris
 
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology”
 
 
 
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
or visit my page http://www.facebook.com/YoTrip
 

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

 

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for 2/5/13- A Lasting Legacy Miss Rosa Parks


A Lasting Legacy Miss Rosa Parks

                                                                                         From left, Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., Deputy Postmaster Elaine Steele, Gen. Ronald Stroman, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., Carolyn House Stewart, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority International president, and Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford, help unveil the Rosa Parks' 100th birthday commemorative postage stamp at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich.

CARLOS OSORIO/ASSOCIATED PRESS

From left, Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., Deputy Postmaster Elaine Steele, Gen. Ronald Stroman, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., Carolyn House Stewart, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority International president, and Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford, help unveil the Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday commemorative postage stamp at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/new-stamp-honors-rosa-parks-courage-article-1.1256087#ixzz2K5k0HYVl

 

How do you celebrate a woman who through an unselfish act changed a course of history? You posthumously honor her legacy with a “forever” United States postage stamp. On February 4, 2013, what would have been Miss Rosa Park’s 100th birthday, a larger than life rendering of the postage stamp was unveiled at the steps of the infamous segregated Montgomery, Alabama bus.  Additionally, there were ceremonies held in several cities in the great state of Michigan.

Over 60 years ago, Miss Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger, as it was customary for Negros when the bus filled and seats were needed for white bus riders. Miss Rosa’s actions was central to the in the emergence of the Civil Rights Movement,

Her defiance and the ensuing black boycott of the city bus system helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. rise to national prominence.

“This is being done in sight of the bus where future generations can sit in a seat where Rosa Parks sat and refused to budge and in a seat where the world was changed,” U.S. Sen. Carl Levin said before he and U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a fellow Democrat, pulled the curtain to reveal the Rosa Parks Forever Stamp, which bears her 1950’s likeness. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/new-stamp-honors-rosa-parks-courage-article-1.1256087#ixzz2K5iCjYgm

Thank you Miss Rosa Parks we have access because you were courageous enough to sit which was the ultimate way to take a stand. To help keep this legacy alive go to http://rosaparks.org/

 

 

I am missing you today, Peaceful Rest Auntie Mamie Ruth Mack Simmons. Forever in our hearts!

Congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens on their victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. Happy retirement Ray Lewis!

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*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series”, April 2013, Nova Southeastern University Orlando,FL to register go to http://dbp4.eventbrite.com/ ******
Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris
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results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

 

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