Posts tagged with Birthday

Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday - July 18, 2013

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TimesDaily image by Lawrence Morgan

Mandela at 95 years - an amazing person

Mandela has given his life so that others could be free.

What more could a person give than that?

Children sing for the 95th birthday

The Washington Post did a wonderful graphic for those who are younger or who may not be aware

The New York Times article follows.

Slide show from the New York Times

Here is a New York times slideshow from the events of July 18, 2013.

Messages for Mandala from The Washington Post:

Latest birthday celebrations from South African news

A gallery of photographs from South African news:

Following is an updated article, with many wonderful news sources, from South Africa:

If there are any persons from South Africa in Lawrence, I would appreciate hearing from them.

I'm also surprised that Lawrence doesn't have a major celebration for such a man!

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sportsyahoocom image by Lawrence Morgan


February 1st - Langston Hughes birthday

NY Times article

NY Times article by Lawrence Morgan

Has Lawrence forgotten that February 1st was Langston Hughes birthday?

The web site in kansapedia, the Kansas Historical Journal website, gives you a brief introduction.

as well as the Kansas Historical Journal website for young people:

He was a wonderful man, and a wonderful poet.

Here are a few quotations from his work.

*soul   world*

I've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in Human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

Source: The Negro Speaks of Rivers, 1926

Quick, sunrise, come! Sunrise out of Africa, Quick, come!

Source: Junior Addict, 1967

*art   change   duty   force   people*

It is the duty of the younger Negro artist . . . to change through the force of his art that old whispering "I want to be white," hidden in the aspirations of his people, to "Why should I want to be white? I am a Negro - and beautiful!"


I got the Weary Blues And I can't be satisfied.

Source: The Weary Blues, 1926

*humor    laughter*

Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.

Melting pot Harlem - Harlem of honey and chocolate and caramel and rum and vinegar and lemon and lime and gall . . . where the subway from the Bronx keeps right on downtown.

Source: Freedomways, Summer, 1963

*earth    humor*

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.


Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

Source: April Rain Song, 1902 – 1967

*birds    death    dreams    life*

Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly.


I am the American heartbreak- The rock on which Freedom Stumped its toe.

dreams justice

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Maybe it just sags Like a heavy load. Or does it explode?

From Gaiam.

And for those of you who don't yet know Langhston Hughes, it is time right now to become informed! Get one of his books, read them, and share them with others.


Happy Birthday, Nelson Mandela! - Updated July 19, 2012

Peter Morey AP Photograph

Peter Morey AP Photograph by Lawrence Morgan

Today is Nelson Mandela's Birthday (July 18, 2012)

South Africans offer work on Mandela's Birthday for a good public cause

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USA Today Photograph by Lawrence Morgan

Volunteers bring new shoes to schoolchildren in Soweto.

USA Photograph

USA Photograph by Lawrence Morgan

A fence is newly painted by volunteers at Batsogile Primary School in Soweto.

Mandela Day asks that volunteers give their time to good causes for 67 minutes - which are the amount of time for each year of Nelson Mandel's life in politics.

A poster for the event

Poster for Nelson Mandela Day in Africa

Poster for Nelson Mandela Day in Africa by Lawrence Morgan

Stories from the world press

Click on the following, with story and pictures:

Very few people have accomplished what Nelson Mandela has accomplished, although there is a long way to go.

Here are some other articles in the world press today about Mandela's achievements:

A video of a few of the day's events

Here are some blogs from the South African press

Background on Mandela's life

Here is some background on Mandela's life:

As a revolutionary:

As a prisoner:

As a husband:

Interviews with colleagues:

Here are greetings from South Korea