Shawnee will honor Black History Month with a series of educational quotes read by students in our Multicultural Club every morning.
Monday, February 3rd, read by Kelly James
"Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations." Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut.
Tuesday, February 4th, read by Kelly James
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Wednesday, February 5th, read by Danasia Kelly
"I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." - Michael Jordan, Athlete
Thursday, February 6th, read by Naomi Mathew
"In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute." - Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American U.S. Supreme Court member
Friday, February 7th, read by Vivian Vo
"Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated." - Coretta Scott King
Monday, February 10th, read by Adama Camara
"You can't base your life on other people's expectations." - Stevie Wonder, Musician
Tuesday, February 11th, read by Danasia Kelly
"Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face." - Crol Moseley-Braun, Politician and Lawyer
Wednesday, February 12th, read by Vivian Vo
"One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings." - Franklin Thomas, Activist, Philanthropist, and Former President of the Ford Foundation
Thursday, February 13th, read by Naomi Mathew
"My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together." - Desmond Tutu