DAY 1 : Misty Copeland - Misty was first introduced to ballet on a basketball court at the Boys and Girls Club in the LA area. By ballet standards, she didn’t fit the mold. At 13, she was told she was too old, and that she had the wrong body build for ballet. So, she broke that limit and cast a new one. Fifteen years later, Misty is a soloist for the American Ballet Theatre. "Creativity breaks down barriers --it ignores limits."
DAY 2 : Bill Clinton - William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton, from Arkansas, served from 1993 to 2001 as the 42nd President of the United States. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. His Presidential Library is in Little Rock, Arkansas. "What can I do that won't be done if I don't do it?" (Bill Clinton)
Clinton Library LINK The following video was shown at the Democratic National Convention the evening following Clinton's nomination for President (first term). (begin at the 3 minute mark)
DAY 3 : Bill Gates - founded the world's largest software business, Microsoft and subsequently became one of the richest men in the world. He and his wife have given millions of dollars to many charities through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Creativity Quote: "I've always been an optimist and I suppose that is rooted in my belief that the power of creativity and intelligence can make the world a better place."
DAY 4 : Marie Curie - was a Polish-born French physicist famous for her work on radioactivity and twice a winner of the Nobel Prize. A top student in her secondary school, Curie could not attend the men-only University of Warsaw. She instead continued her education in Warsaw's "floating university," a set of underground, informal classes held in secret and eventually earned her doctorate degree. Marie Curie made many breakthroughs in her lifetime, particularly her discovery of radium and the development of x-rays. She is the most famous female scientist of all time. In 1995, her remains were interred in the Panthéon in Paris, the final resting place of France's greatest minds. Curie became the first and only woman to be laid to rest there. Creativity Quote: "Be curious about people, but even more curious about ideas." (Marie Curie) Curiosity feeds creativity.
DAY 5 : Hattie Caraway (Jonesboro, Arkansas)- first woman to serve in the United States Congress "Creativity is not afraid to be first."
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