Mother’s Day finds unusual mothers

Posted By: Selma Al-Faqih on May 8, 2010 6:20 am

Abraham Lincoln

All I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother.

Mother of Democracy

Maria Corazon “Cory” Aquino was the 11th President of the Philippines. Aquino was the first popularly and democratically-elected female president and head of state in Asia. She is best remembered for leading the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution, which toppled the authoritarian regime of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos and restored democracy in the Philippines. She is considered and revered by many Filipinos as an icon of

Democracy, and has been hailed by TIME Magazine as the “Saint of Democracy,” due to her well-known spiritual life and strong adherence to non-violence and democracy.

A self-proclaimed “plain housewife” Aquino was married to Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., a popular leader. When her husband, Senator Benigno was assassinated on 1983, the widowed Aquino became the reluctant leader of the opposition against the authoritarian rule of the Marcos regime. More than 380,000 people marched on her funeral to commemorate her when she died of cancer in 2009. (Wikipedia)



Rosa Parks, the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement

On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks, refused to move when the bus driver ordered that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger.           This is the bus driver’s view on that bus.


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George Washington

 ”My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.”


Eve is credited with being the “Mother of All the Living”, in the Bible / CC BY-SA 2.0

Mother Islam

A man once consulted the Prophet Muhammad about taking part in a military campaign. The Prophet asked the man if his mother was still living. When told that she was alive, the Prophet said: “(Then) stay with her, for Paradise is at her feet.” (Al-Tirmidhi)



Necessity is the Mother of Invention
The bicycle as we know it today was developed in 1885 as the “safety bicycle.” It was produced in Coventry, England, by the machinist James Starley and improved in 1888 by the Scotsman John Dunlop who invented the air-filled tire. They were so popular that by 1900 more than 10 million Americans owned bicycles. (enotes)

Mother Nature

Not just tree huggers but kissers as well!  Love to moms on Mother’s Day,
From The Ski Channel, the mother of skiing, snowboarding, ripping and shredding.