Let us start this 4th of July with a tune! Click the website link beneath for Reina del Cid’s strong adaptation of “My Region ‘Tis of Thee.”
Individuals of you who are in NYC and have no options in the really near upcoming can sign up for me at this march in Brooklyn at 5 PM now.
Not in New York Metropolis or or else not readily available? Really don’t fear! I have a week’s well worth of activism selections for people in NYC and throughout the nation in my most current Indivisible Activate NYC publication.
On the instructional entrance, there is no time like the current to browse (or re-examine) the well-known 4th of July speech by statesman/orator/abolitionist Frederick Douglass. If you are much more of a listener than a reader, you’re in luck, for the reason that you can hear James Earl Jones study it.
Every time I re-examine this speech myself, just one ingredient of it normally hits me otherwise than the previous time, dependent on latest gatherings. Today it is this passage:
There are seventy-two crimes in the State of Virginia, which, if fully commited by a black guy, (no make a difference how ignorant he be), subject him to the punishment of loss of life while only two of the very same crimes will subject matter a white gentleman to the like punishment.
How minimal has transformed, and how hard we need to struggle! But do not despair. As Coretta Scott King claimed, “Freedom is under no circumstances seriously received. You gain it and acquire it in each technology.” Let’s earn.