Let’s commence this 4th of July with a music! Click the link under for Reina del Cid’s effective adaptation of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.”
Those of you who are in NYC and have no options in the incredibly close to upcoming can be part of me at this march in Brooklyn at 5 PM today.
Not in New York Town or otherwise not readily available? Do not get worried! I have a week’s value of activism options for individuals in NYC and throughout the nation in my most current Indivisible Activate NYC e-newsletter.
On the academic front, there is no time like the present to read through (or re-read through) the well known 4th of July speech by statesman/orator/abolitionist Frederick Douglass. If you are additional of a listener than a reader, you are in luck, because you can hear James Earl Jones examine it.
Every time I re-read this speech myself, a single element of it constantly hits me differently than the very last time, dependent on existing situations. Right now it is this passage:
There are seventy-two crimes in the State of Virginia, which, if committed by a black man, (no subject how ignorant he be), subject him to the punishment of dying while only two of the same crimes will issue a white guy to the like punishment.
How very little has transformed, and how hard we have to combat! But never despair. As Coretta Scott King mentioned, “Freedom is under no circumstances genuinely won. You make it and acquire it in each technology.” Let us gain.