Let us start off this 4th of July with a track! Click the website link below for Reina del Cid’s effective adaptation of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.”
Individuals of you who are in NYC and have no ideas in the incredibly in close proximity to upcoming can join me at this march in Brooklyn at 5 PM nowadays.
Not in New York City or in any other case not accessible? Really do not stress! I have a week’s value of activism selections for folks in NYC and across the country in my most current Indivisible Activate NYC publication.
On the instructional front, there is no time like the current to browse (or re-read) the renowned 4th of July speech by statesman/orator/abolitionist Frederick Douglass. If you are far more of a listener than a reader, you are in luck, since you can hear James Earl Jones read it.
Every time I re-study this speech myself, a single element of it generally hits me in another way than the previous time, relying on latest occasions. Nowadays it is this passage:
There are seventy-two crimes in the Condition of Virginia, which, if dedicated by a black man, (no matter how ignorant he be), subject him to the punishment of demise though only two of the similar crimes will issue a white person to the like punishment.
How very little has transformed, and how difficult we will have to battle! But really don’t despair. As Coretta Scott King explained, “Freedom is in no way really received. You gain it and gain it in every single era.” Let us earn.