A page to spark motivation, find out who’s getting older, and learn more about our history.
EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE
“I have observed this in my experience of slavery, that whenever my condition was improved, instead of increasing my contentment; it only increased my desire to be free, and set me thinking of plans to gain my freedom.” – Frederick Douglass
Aug. 14: Actor Antonio Fargas (“Starsky and Hutch”) is 72. Bassist Larry Graham of Sly and the Family Stone is 72. Actor Carl Lumbly (“Alias”) is 67. Actress Jackee Harry (“Sister, Sister,” “227”) is 62. Actress Halle Berry is 52. Actress Lalanya Masters (“Barbershop”) is 46. Actor Lamorne Morris (“New Girl”) is 35.
Aug. 14, 1862: President Lincoln received the first group of blacks to confer with a U.S. president on a matter of public policy. He urged blacks to emigrate to Africa or Central America and was bitterly criticized by Northern blacks.