Let us start off this 4th of July with a tune! Click on the connection under for Reina del Cid’s strong adaptation of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.”
These of you who are in NYC and have no ideas in the very close to foreseeable future can be a part of me at this march in Brooklyn at 5 PM now.
Not in New York City or if not not obtainable? Never get worried! I have a week’s worthy of of activism selections for people in NYC and across the nation in my most up-to-date Indivisible Activate NYC newsletter.
On the instructional entrance, there’s no time like the current to examine (or re-study) 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, since you can hear James Earl Jones browse it.
Every time I re-go through this speech myself, a person factor of it normally hits me in another way than the last time, depending on recent functions. Today it is this passage:
There are seventy-two crimes in the State of Virginia, which, if dedicated by a black man, (no make any difference how ignorant he be), issue him to the punishment of death though only two of the same crimes will topic a white guy to the like punishment.
How minor has altered, and how tricky we must fight! But do not despair. As Coretta Scott King mentioned, “Freedom is never definitely gained. You get paid it and get it in each individual era.” Let’s earn.