Thursday, June 8, 2023Posted by Pam Mennig on 6/8/2023
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Today in history...Shirley Chisholm visits her opponent George Wallace in the hospital
Rep. Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress, visits Alabama Governor George Wallace, perhaps the single most famous supporter of racial segregation in modern history, as he recovers from an assassination attempt on June 8, 1972. The two were both seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for president.
Wallace won the governorship on a platform of “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever,” and rose to national prominence in 1963 when he appeared on the steps of the University of Alabama to block Black students from attending. Chisholm, who began her career as an early-childhood educator before entering politics, won her Bedford-Stuyvesant seat the same year, presenting herself as “Unbought and unbossed.” Chisholm’s campaign was a long shot—she would later state that her Democratic colleagues refused to take her seriously because she was a woman—but Wallace’s prospects looked decent until he was shot five times at a campaign stop in Laurel, Maryland on May 15, 1972, leaving him permanently paralyzed.
Chisholm’s unexpected visit to Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring lasted roughly fifteen minutes. The congresswoman recounted that she told Wallace “I wouldn’t want what happened to you to happen to anyone,” and that the governor “cried and cried” in response.
The menu for today is:
- Baked Chicken
- WG Roll Rice
- BBQ sauce
- Assorted Fruit Cup/Apple
High School Announcements
Today is Day 1
Senior Awards Night will be this evening in the auditorium at 6pm with cake to follow in the cafeteria.
The Culinary Club will be meeting today, June 8 in Mr. D’s room after school.
Our last junior class meeting will be held today at 2:45 under the tunnels on the patio. Bring a small snack to share!
End of year library book collection has started! Check your book bags, lockers, cars, and home for any library books you may have and return them as soon as possible!
End of the year Spirit week: Today is Adam Sandler Day - which movie character of his did you pick for today? Be ready for tomorrow - Cougar Pride Day! Let’s really show our Cougar pride and fill this school with Maroon and White!
Today's Action For Happiness: Find joy in music: sing, play, dance, listen or share.
Today is Day 3
If you have any library books please return them to Mrs. Shaw.
Have a great day!