Famous Marcus Garvey quotes: Marcus Garvey Jr. aka “Black Moses“ was one of the most influential leaders of the global Black community. Born the last of 11 children in 1887 in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica, Garvey was self-educated, mostly on his father’s books.
In 1920 Marcus Garvey established the Negro Factories Corporation which included a chain of grocery stores, restaurants, a publishing house, and numerous shops which provided scores of jobs to black Americans.
“In this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.”
We’ve all heard the quote, (or, misquote?) and it’s cemented a place in our history and popular culture. The quote basically means that death and taxes are loathed but unavoidable; no matter who you are.
While most people attribute the origin of the quote to Ben Franklin (or even wrongly so to Mark Twain) a similar quote was written decades earlier. Here’s the interesting history of the famous, “death and taxes” quote.
Famous Harriet Tubman famous quotes and sayings: There are few women in American history more inspiring than Harriet Tubman. Born in the early 1820’s in the slave state of Maryland, her childhood was unhappy. Like most slaves, she was abused, separated from family, and her future looked bleak.
As you probably know, it was Ruth Bader Ginsburg‘s last wish that her SCOTUS replacement not be nominated during the 2020 election year.
“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,” Ginsburg days before her death (source)
When President Obama first nominated Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court vacancy in March 2016, there was quite an outcry from Republicans to wait until after the election to fill Antonin Scalia’s empty seat. (Republicans refused to even grant Judge Garland a hearing some 8+ months before the 2016 presidential election.)
John Lewis recently died at age 80 after devoting his life to the struggle for equality and equal rights. After many years as an activist and organizer, John Lewis served in the House of Representatives from 1987-2020. John Lewis organized the March on Washington with MLK, served on the Atlanta City Council, and was a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.