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Frederick Douglass – Intelligent

Intelligent – having or showing intelligence, especially of a high level.

Frederick Douglass is one of the most well-known human rights leaders in the anti-slavery movement and the first African-American citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank. He is also a famed author and orator.

Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass was selected to live in the home of his plantation owners, one of whom they say could have been his father. Eventually Frederick was sent to Hugh Auld’s Baltimore home, which is where he learned to read and write. Auld forbade his wife from teaching Frederick anymore, but he continued to have a zeal for learning.

Later, Douglass became an abolitionist as well as a women’s rights activist. He published three versions of his autobiography during his lifetime. He also produced some abolitionist newspapers: The North StarFrederick Douglass WeeklyFrederick Douglass’ PaperDouglass’ Monthly and New National Era. In 1848, he was the only African American to attend the first women’s rights convention in New York.

When I think of Frederick Douglass I think of intelligence. Is there any surprise why?

One and God make the majority. – Frederick Douglass

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Ode to Black History

Just like Maya

I wish I could write

I wish my words

Would inspire others to join the fight

 

Like Harriet

I wish I was brave

I’d be so legit

Leading to freedom, today’s modern slaves

 

I wish I could dream

Like Langston or Martin

I’d come up with great things

To have a part in

 

And if I was bold

Like Angela Davis

I’d be like Sojourner Truth

I’d be courageous

 

Or maybe I’d want to be immovable

Like Rosa Parks

I’d want even my sitting

To light a spark

 

Or what if I could speak

Like Mr. Frederick Douglass

I’d be able to voice the truth

For so many of us

 

And if like W.E.B. DuBois or Carter G. Woodson

I was smart

I would know where to end

I would know where to start

 

Yet if I was like Hattie McDaniel

I’d play my part

I’d create and cultivate

I’d perfect my art

 

If I were a strong leader like Malcolm

With the influence of Martin

Maybe I would soften some hearts

That have been hardened

 

But even if I’m just Chanel

With limitations

I can still do my part

To motivate this nation

 

If black history

Means so much to me

I’d put into practice

All that I could be

 

I’d learn from their examples

And I’d do my best

I would be who that had in mind

When they were on their quests

 

 

 

 

 

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Simple

You know what I believe? I believe that God will have you do something for someone else, just so you can think about it on down the line.

Now, I don’t mean this in an arrogant or conceited way. But I do believe that there are times when we do something for other people with a genuine, loving motive. And I do believe that we have memories of those times so that we can think of them. And once we think of them, I believe we are supposed to reach out to them.

It’s amazing that God can work in so many different wonderful ways. With that knowledge, we have to be aware of the fact that we really don’t know all the ways He will use any situation. However, I do believe that God never overlooks the simple ways.

It’s simple to think of something you did, and be reminded of the person you did it for. And it’s simple to take that memory and use it as an opportunity to reach out to them. And maybe it’s not anything you did, but just a memory you shared with someone. Use it as an opportunity to say, do you remember when… And how are things by the way?

You will simply make someone’s day if you do that.

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When God Speaks

Do we understand how powerful God is? I know that our human minds can’t comprehend it, but do we really understand how power God is as far as our human brain can conceive?

God is all powerful. God has power in His speech. God doesn’t have to touch a situation for it to be different. God can speak change and it has to happen. He spoke the universe into existence.

The entire universe He spoke into being!

There’s no in-depth explanation I can give. There is no other take away I want to add to this piece. I just simply want to think, no dwell, on the fact that God’s words cause change. No man can do what He has done.

What a Mighty God we serve!

“Thank You God that no matter what the situation is, all You have to do is speak and it changes. Your words make a difference in how the entire universe functions. That’s just how powerful You are. And thank You for letting me serve You. In Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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