The Path From Rosa to Martin to Obama

All I can say is wow! President Obama’s speech was powerful and on-point. My next post will go over some leadership insights that can be drawn from his words, but for now I just want to share what a second grade teacher at our elementary school said about Obama…

Rosa sat so Martin could walk. Martin walked so Obama could run. Obama ran so our children could fly.

The bottom line: Well said!

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2 thoughts on “The Path From Rosa to Martin to Obama”

    1. Sid: Thanks for that clarification. I read about it in the local newspaper and thought it was created by the teacher. It might have, however, been created by someone else and only read to the students by the teacher. I didn’t mean to diss Jay-Z or whoever else might have created the quote. In any case, the wording really sings!

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