Let us commence this 4th of July with a track! Simply click the link beneath for Reina del Cid’s highly effective adaptation of “My Region ‘Tis of Thee.”
All those of you who are in NYC and have no plans in the really in the vicinity of potential can be part of me at this march in Brooklyn at 5 PM today.
Not in New York Town or otherwise not out there? Don’t be concerned! I have a week’s worthy of of activism alternatives for folks in NYC and across the nation in my latest Indivisible Activate NYC publication.
On the academic front, there is no time like the existing to read (or re-browse) the well-known 4th of July speech by statesman/orator/abolitionist Frederick Douglass. If you are extra of a listener than a reader, you’re in luck, simply because you can hear James Earl Jones read it.
Every time I re-go through this speech myself, a person component of it often hits me differently than the very last time, relying on present occasions. Currently it is this passage:
There are seventy-two crimes in the Point out of Virginia, which, if fully commited by a black person, (no matter how ignorant he be), topic him to the punishment of death even though only two of the similar crimes will subject matter a white person to the like punishment.
How small has adjusted, and how tricky we ought to battle! But really don’t despair. As Coretta Scott King claimed, “Freedom is never seriously gained. You receive it and gain it in every single generation.” Let’s acquire.