Let us start off this 4th of July with a music! Click on the website link underneath for Reina del Cid’s strong adaptation of “My State ‘Tis of Thee.”
These of you who are in NYC and have no plans in the pretty close to potential can sign up for me at this march in Brooklyn at 5 PM currently.
Not in New York City or in any other case not offered? Really do not worry! I have a week’s really worth of activism selections for individuals in NYC and throughout the country in my most current Indivisible Activate NYC publication.
On the instructional entrance, there’s no time like the current to study (or re-examine) the renowned 4th of July speech by statesman/orator/abolitionist Frederick Douglass. If you’re far more of a listener than a reader, you are in luck, since you can hear James Earl Jones examine it.
Each time I re-read through this speech myself, one component of it constantly hits me in a different way than the final time, relying on current activities. Now it is this passage:
There are seventy-two crimes in the State of Virginia, which, if fully commited by a black man, (no matter how ignorant he be), subject him to the punishment of death while only two of the exact same crimes will matter a white gentleman to the like punishment.
How minor has modified, and how really hard we must fight! But really don’t despair. As Coretta Scott King mentioned, “Freedom is never ever genuinely gained. You receive it and acquire it in every single era.” Let’s get.