people i admire
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers - so many caring people in this world.” — Mister Rogers
During the years of 2007-2011, Maggie Smith continued to film the final Harry Potter movies, all while battling breast cancer. During the filming of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood prince, she had shingles and was forced to wear a wig in order to continue filming. Maggie Smith/ Professor McGonagal= True Griffindor. Absolutely inspiring.
KATHERINE HEPBURN having fun riding a skateboard.
Harry Belafonte cracking up Martin Luther King...this is the best picture of MLK I've ever seen.
Ruby Bridges, the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South. When she was 6 years old, her parents responded to a request from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and volunteered her to participate in the integration of the New Orleans School system. The court-ordered first day of integrated schools in New Orleans, November 14, 1960, was also commemorated by Norman Rockwell in the painting "The Problem We All Live With".
U.S. Marshals escorting the brave Ruby Bridges. She became the poster child for integration of schools. Students love to hear her story.