Let’s start this 4th of July with a song! Simply click the website link beneath for Reina del Cid’s powerful adaptation of “My State ‘Tis of Thee.”
People of you who are in NYC and have no options in the really in close proximity to future can sign up for me at this march in Brooklyn at 5 PM currently.
Not in New York Metropolis or or else not available? Really do not stress! I have a week’s really worth of activism selections for individuals in NYC and across the country in my most recent Indivisible Activate NYC publication.
On the academic front, there is no time like the current to go through (or re-go through) the well-known 4th of July speech by statesman/orator/abolitionist Frederick Douglass. If you’re much more of a listener than a reader, you are in luck, because you can listen to James Earl Jones study it.
Anytime I re-go through this speech myself, one ingredient of it usually hits me differently than the past time, depending on existing occasions. Right now it is this passage:
There are seventy-two crimes in the Point out of Virginia, which, if committed by a black gentleman, (no subject how ignorant he be), subject him to the punishment of dying when only two of the identical crimes will subject a white man to the like punishment.
How tiny has transformed, and how challenging we must battle! But do not despair. As Coretta Scott King mentioned, “Freedom is by no means definitely gained. You earn it and get it in every era.” Let’s gain.