Let us start this 4th of July with a track! Simply click the hyperlink under for Reina del Cid’s highly effective adaptation of “My Nation ‘Tis of Thee.”
Those of you who are in NYC and have no plans in the really in the vicinity of long term can be part of me at this march in Brooklyn at 5 PM now.
Not in New York Metropolis or usually not available? Really do not fear! I have a week’s value of activism choices for individuals in NYC and across the country in my hottest Indivisible Activate NYC e-newsletter.
On the academic front, there’s no time like the current to browse (or re-read through) the well known 4th of July speech by statesman/orator/abolitionist Frederick Douglass. If you’re additional of a listener than a reader, you’re in luck, because you can listen to James Earl Jones read through it.
Anytime I re-study this speech myself, a person component of it usually hits me in another way than the final time, based on latest gatherings. These days it is this passage:
There are seventy-two crimes in the State of Virginia, which, if fully commited by a black guy, (no make a difference how ignorant he be), subject matter him to the punishment of loss of life when only two of the same crimes will topic a white guy to the like punishment.
How small has improved, and how hard we have to battle! But really do not despair. As Coretta Scott King claimed, “Freedom is hardly ever truly won. You get paid it and acquire it in each individual era.” Let us get.