In 2013, President Barack Obama used his executive authority to create the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument, consisting of federal lands on Maryland’s Eastern Shore at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.
“Nobody, black or white, who really believes in democracy can stand aside now. Everybody’s got to stand up and be counted.”Lena Horne
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” #blacklivesmatterMartin Luther King, Jr.
Born: Chloe Ardelia Wofford, February 18, 1931 Lorain, Ohio, U.S.
Died: August 5, 2019 (aged 88) New York City, U.S.
Occupation: novelist, essayist, children’s writer, professor
Alma mater: Howard University (BA), Cornell University: (MA) American literature
Song of Solomon
The Bluest Eye
Presidential Medal of Freedom
National Humanities Medal
Nobel Prize in Literature
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Tony Morrison (1931-2019), whose novels such as Song of Solomon, Jazz, and Beloved were critically acclaimed, died August 5th. Having been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, Morrison’s name is permanently inscribed on the Nobel Monument in Theodore Roosevelt Park, which honors all American Laureates.