Seek inspiration in a few former and current Atlanta residents with quotes from Janelle Monae, Sara Blakely and other activists, businesswomen and entertainers:
Coretta Scott King is seen at her home in Atlanta, Ga., in May 28, 1968, one month after the assassination of her husband. She devoted her life to enshrining his legacy of human rights and equality (AP Photo).
“Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul.” - Coretta Scott King, civil rights activist
Xernona Clayton speaks while Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl participants from Alabama and Washington football teams tour the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and hear first-hand accounts from civil rights leaders at the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in Atlanta.
“We’re not where we want to be. It might not change tonight. It might not change tomorrow. Tomorrow may be another day. We’re going to keep inspiring. We’re going to keep educating. We’ve got to keep fueling the fire with the burning desire to do better.” - Xernona Clayton, civil rights activist and broadcaster
In an old photograph, Margaret Mitchell (center) shares a laugh with two associates from her newspaper days, Lambdin Kay, former manager of WSB radio (at left), and John Paschall, editor emeritus of the Atlanta Journal, at the Atlanta Pulitzer Prize Dinner in May 1937. This photograph was shown at “The Lost ‘Gone With the Wind’ Manuscript” exhibit at the Atlanta History Center on May 25, 2011. CONTRIBUTED BY JASON GETZ
“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect. We take what we get and are thankful it’s no worse than it is.” - Margaret Mitchell, author