Martin Luther King Jr. So effective was King in tying the memory of Lincoln to the cause of civil rights that most of us now see the Lincoln Memorial as the obvious site, the holiest of holy places, where history and racial progress meet. Yet, as we shall see, there was nothing inevitable about the choice of the Lincoln Memorial as the logical place for racial protests throughout the early 20th century, or as the staging ground for Dr.
His election alone was a racial milestone. Has Barack Obama done enough for African-Americans? Did Barack Obama do enough for his own community? The setting is Marine One, and it features a modest cast of five. Valerie Jarrett, dressed in a suit of blazing pink, is staring at her cell phone.
Barack Obama, twisted around in his seat, is listening to a conversation between his then—body guy, Reggie Love, and Patrick Gaspard, one of his then—top advisers. Stare at it a second longer, though, and a subtle distinction comes into focus: Everyone onboard is black. The following summer, Julythe president had a group of civil-rights leaders come visit him in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, and the optics, as they like to say in politics, were similar: An all-star cast of minorities African-American and Latino this time gathered in a historic place to which the barriers to entry were once insuperably high.
But this was not a meeting the participants laughed about afterward.
The answer was clear: The Supreme Court had just overturned a key provision of the landmark civil-rights legislation the month before. Nothing could be done. Not in this political climate, not under these circumstances. Congress would never allow it. The group was stunned. These proximal events — the publication of a historic photo in a major news outlet, a demoralizing discussion about the prospects of amending our voting laws — may seem unrelated.
They would more likely say: One cannot have that photo without a massive reaction to that photo. In a country whose basic genetic blueprint includes the same crooked mutations that made slavery and Jim Crow possible, it is not possible to have a black president surrounded by black aides on Marine One without paying a price.
And the price that Obama has had to pay — and, more important, that African-Americans have had to pay — is one of caution, moderation, and at times compromised policies: The first black president could do only so much, and say only so much, on behalf of other African-Americans.Tribute Speech Sample I.
Introduction A. Attention Statement “Life is the sum of your choices.” That quote by Albert Camus, a Nobel Prize-winning novelist, is vividly brought to life in the story of one particular man I know.
A little more than a year ago, on a trip to Nairobi, Kenya, some colleagues and I met a year-old Masai boy named Richard Turere, who told us a fascinating story. Bill Gates is one of the most richest people in the world. He is one of the most successful people in the world from achieving.
Achievement is important in everyday life because it helps us throughout life, determining our future. To be considered for this award, you must prepare a 4 to 5 minute speech on the topic, "How My Passions Impact the World" to be presented at your local Optimist Club's contest.
Get more information on the Optimist International Oratorical Contest. Obviously the best organization is not going to help with an idiot as a CEO, and the success of Microsoft certainly depends, at least in part, on the unusual qualities of Bill Gates, as well as on the unusual organization of Microsoft.
- Bill Gates William H. Gates Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Microsoft Corporation William (Bill) H.
Gates is chairman and chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation, the leading provider, worldwide, of software for the personal computer.
and employs more than 20, people in 48 countries.