Let’s start out this 4th of July with a music! Click on the link underneath for Reina del Cid’s potent adaptation of “My Region ‘Tis of Thee.”
Individuals of you who are in NYC and have no strategies in the very in close proximity to long term can sign up for me at this march in Brooklyn at 5 PM today.
Not in New York Metropolis or in any other case not out there? Never stress! I have a week’s worthy of of activism alternatives for folks in NYC and throughout the country in my newest Indivisible Activate NYC e-newsletter.
On the educational front, there is no time like the present to study (or re-read through) the famous 4th of July speech by statesman/orator/abolitionist Frederick Douglass. If you’re far more of a listener than a reader, you are in luck, because you can hear James Earl Jones study it.
Anytime I re-read through this speech myself, a person factor of it always hits me in another way than the very last time, relying on current gatherings. Currently it is this passage:
There are seventy-two crimes in the Point out of Virginia, which, if fully commited by a black gentleman, (no make a difference how ignorant he be), subject him to the punishment of dying even though only two of the similar crimes will subject matter a white guy to the like punishment.
How little has altered, and how difficult we will have to combat! But don’t despair. As Coretta Scott King mentioned, “Freedom is hardly ever truly received. You get paid it and acquire it in every single generation.” Let’s win.