Let us start off this 4th of July with a tune! Simply click the hyperlink down below for Reina del Cid’s powerful adaptation of “My State ‘Tis of Thee.”
All those of you who are in NYC and have no plans in the really around future can be a part of me at this march in Brooklyn at 5 PM right now.
Not in New York Town or in any other case not out there? Do not get worried! I have a week’s well worth of activism alternatives for people in NYC and throughout the country in my latest Indivisible Activate NYC e-newsletter.
On the academic entrance, there’s no time like the current to examine (or re-study) the renowned 4th of July speech by statesman/orator/abolitionist Frederick Douglass. If you’re additional of a listener than a reader, you’re in luck, mainly because you can listen to James Earl Jones read it.
Every time I re-go through this speech myself, just one ingredient of it often hits me otherwise than the last time, dependent on recent functions. These days it is this passage:
There are seventy-two crimes in the State of Virginia, which, if committed by a black guy, (no make a difference how ignorant he be), subject matter him to the punishment of loss of life while only two of the same crimes will topic a white man to the like punishment.
How small has altered, and how hard we will have to battle! But never despair. As Coretta Scott King reported, “Freedom is under no circumstances truly received. You make it and win it in every generation.” Let us acquire.