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Tue Oct 16, 2012, 07:23 PM

In The Spirit of GOTV! Maya Angelou receives the Medal of Freedom Honor and a kiss from PBO


“You may be pretty or plain, heavy or thin, gay or straight, poor or rich. But nobody has more votes than you. All human beings are more equal to each other than they are unequal. And voting is the great equalizer.”

Maya Angelou


http://theobamadiary.com/

Edit..changed the "Honor"

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Reply In The Spirit of GOTV! Maya Angelou receives the Medal of Freedom Honor and a kiss from PBO (Original post)
Cha Oct 2012 OP
TDale313 Oct 2012 #1
aquart Oct 2012 #2
Cha Oct 2012 #4
upaloopa Oct 2012 #3
Cha Oct 2012 #5
crunch60 Oct 2012 #6
Cha Oct 2012 #7
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2012 #8
Cha Oct 2012 #9
JNelson6563 Oct 2012 #10

Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 07:29 PM

1. Incredible picture. Great quote.

Thanks for posting.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 07:37 PM

2. Whose life did she save?

The Congressional Medal of Honor is our highest military medal offered only for extreme valor.

The Medal of Freedom is how we honor civilians we like. There's a difference.

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Response to aquart (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 07:44 PM

4. Sorry, I had read Congressional Medal of Honor and

just went with it.. now, I've learned something.

Thanks for pointing that out, aquart!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 07:38 PM

3. The Congressional Metal of Honor is a military award

only

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 07:45 PM

5. Yes, you're right..I changed it..

thank you, upaloopa!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 08:03 PM

6. Maya Angelou, our national treasure, a beautiful human being

 

and magnificent poet and author. I saw her in person three times, listening to her recite some of her poetry moved me to tears. I have read most of her books, and can recite much of her poetry from memory.

I felt very connected to her because of the terrible racism she and her grandmother experienced growing up in Stamps, AK. The child in me, connected with the child in her, and how hurtful those racist actions and words must have been to her.

We are all so blessed that she "found her voice" after not speaking for five years when she was a child, the results of a terrible rape by a friend of her Mother's and his subsequent murder, leaving Maya feeling responsible for his death.

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Response to crunch60 (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 08:09 PM

7. Oh dear, crunch.. I did not know that about Maya..

I do know though that I was moved to tears just reading her thoughts on Voting being the Great Equalizer!

Thank you for adding your knowledge to this thread..it is very sad about the ugly racism that was experienced by all who have to endure it.

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:31 PM

8. She wrote part of her story in the book

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Reccomend it.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:02 PM

9. Thank you, dixiegrrrrl

I do want to finally read that.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 06:04 PM

10. Very beautiful!

Great post, loved it!

Julie

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