Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sign O' The Times: Fort Stanton Park

Frederick Douglass (c. 1817-1895)
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe." -Frederick Douglass

Harriet Tubman (1820(?)-l913)
"I grew up like a neglected weed -- ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it."

Bethune, Mary McLeod (1875-1955)
"The whole world opened to me when I learned to read."

Vick (198_-2006)
Teddy Reads: Rest In Peace (RIP) Vick, we love u.
Note: The teddy bear is a makeshift memorial to someone who was killed near or on that very spot. I've never met Vick, but he represents so many young black men who are murdered on the streets everyday of any city, USA.
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