Let us begin this 4th of July with a music! Simply click the connection under for Reina del Cid’s impressive adaptation of “My Place ‘Tis of Thee.”
These of you who are in NYC and have no designs in the extremely near upcoming can be a part of me at this march in Brooklyn at 5 PM nowadays.
Not in New York Metropolis or otherwise not accessible? Really don’t be concerned! I have a week’s value of activism alternatives for people in NYC and across the nation in my most recent Indivisible Activate NYC publication.
On the educational entrance, there is no time like the existing to read through (or re-study) the popular 4th of July speech by statesman/orator/abolitionist Frederick Douglass. If you’re much more of a listener than a reader, you are in luck, for the reason that you can listen to James Earl Jones go through it.
When I re-read through this speech myself, one particular aspect of it constantly hits me in different ways than the past time, depending on existing functions. Currently it is this passage:
There are seventy-two crimes in the State of Virginia, which, if dedicated by a black person, (no make any difference how ignorant he be), topic him to the punishment of loss of life whilst only two of the same crimes will matter a white person to the like punishment.
How little has improved, and how really hard we have to struggle! But really do not despair. As Coretta Scott King reported, “Freedom is never ever seriously gained. You earn it and acquire it in just about every generation.” Let us gain.