Let’s start off this 4th of July with a music! Click on the backlink beneath for Reina del Cid’s effective adaptation of “My Nation ‘Tis of Thee.”
All those of you who are in NYC and have no ideas in the really around potential can be a part of me at this march in Brooklyn at 5 PM nowadays.
Not in New York Town or or else not readily available? Really do not fear! I have a week’s value of activism possibilities for people in NYC and across the country in my newest Indivisible Activate NYC publication.
On the educational front, there’s no time like the current to examine (or re-read through) the famous 4th of July speech by statesman/orator/abolitionist Frederick Douglass. If you’re a lot more of a listener than a reader, you are in luck, since you can listen to James Earl Jones read it.
Every time I re-study this speech myself, 1 component of it usually hits me in a different way than the past time, based on present events. These days it is this passage:
There are seventy-two crimes in the Condition of Virginia, which, if fully commited by a black guy, (no make any difference how ignorant he be), subject him to the punishment of death whilst only two of the very same crimes will issue a white gentleman to the like punishment.
How small has changed, and how tough we should fight! But really don’t despair. As Coretta Scott King reported, “Freedom is by no means seriously received. You earn it and acquire it in each and every generation.” Let’s get.