"The president of a great democracy, such as ours, and the editors of great newspapers, such as yours, owe a common obligation to the people. An obligation to present the facts, to present them with candor." ~John F. Kennedy
Indigenous tribes are the original pathfinder/pioneers of America's forests, mountains, waterways, deserts, and far reaching wilderness areas. They are the First People who have contributed much to her culture, her beginnings, her survival... and they still do. ~PJZ
Harriet Ross Tubman: Slave; Underground Railroad conductor; Abolitionist; Suffragist; Civil Rights Activist
"Now do you suppose He wanted me to do this just for a day, or a week? No! the Lord who told me to take care of my people meant me to do it just so long as I live, and so I do what he told me to do." ~ Harriet Ross Tubman Harriet Ross Tubman Time line
Frederick Douglass:Slave; Editor; Abolitionist: Philosopher
"We were waiting and listening as for a bolt from the sky...we were watching...by the dim light of the stars for the dawn of a new day...we were longing for the answer to the agonizing prayers of centuries." ~ Frederick Douglass on the Emancipation Proclamation. Frederick Douglass Time line
"The bare sight of fifty thousand armed, and drilled black soldiers on the banks of the Mississippi, would end the rebellion at once."~ Abraham Lincoln
" It may sound funny, but I love the South. I don’t choose to live anywhere else. There’s land here, where a man can raise cattle, and I’m going to do it someday. There are lakes where a man can sink a hook and fight the bass. There is room here for my children to play and grow, and become good citizens—if the white man will let them....”~ Medgar Evers
The Shamrock: A Glimpse into Divine Mystery - by Patrick J.Z c. 3/2009 "Is this one leaf, or three? If one leaf, then why are there three lobes of equal size? If threeleaves, then why is there just one stem? If you cannot explain so simple a mystery as theshamrock, how can you hope to understand one so profound as the Holy Trinity?"~St Patrick
Til freedom's light shines in every land, bloody waters cover this darkened earth. Crimson tides amidst the crashing waves; scarlet streams and countless drops, flowing from these men and women who live and die... with floods of tears from saddened eyes.
Be strong and of good courage loyal countrymen, well done, faithful daughters, well done fearless sons, Welcome home!
For these are the ones upon whom heaven smiles; these are the ones, highly esteemed from above:
Mother's and father's who long-suffer their children.
Disciples who bear the reproaches of Christ.
Humanitarians who stretch out their hands to the poor and needy...
And the soldier, the civil servant; for they sacrifice themselves to save others.
Let my honor be as their honor...and my end as their end.
The Prevailing. copyright 2008 Patrick JZ
I leave behind the dreary lands, o'er the deadly horizon I set my sights... there my banner flies. To such a mountain now I've come; to lift the veil off the ancient curse, this tale of woe. Keep me in Thy Holy Hands, n'er to let me go...