May 25, 2024

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4th Of July Activism and Inspiration

4th Of July Activism and Inspiration

Let us commence this 4th of July with a track! Click on the hyperlink beneath for Reina del Cid’s impressive adaptation of “My Nation ‘Tis of Thee.”

“Land of dystopia/
Religious myopia.”

These of you who are in NYC and have no ideas in the pretty close to long term can join me at this march in Brooklyn at 5 PM currently.

Not in New York City or in any other case not out there? Really don’t get worried! I have a week’s really worth of activism alternatives for individuals in NYC and throughout the country in my most recent Indivisible Activate NYC publication.

Study THE E-newsletter AND GET ACTIVATED!

On the instructional entrance, there is no time like the existing to study (or re-study) 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, simply because you can hear James Earl Jones browse it.

JAMES EARL JONES READS THE DOUGLASS SPEECH.

Each time I re-go through this speech myself, 1 component of it generally hits me otherwise than the final time, depending on current functions. These days it is this passage:

There are seventy-two crimes in the Condition of Virginia, which, if fully commited by a black guy, (no matter how ignorant he be), issue him to the punishment of dying although only two of the exact same crimes will subject matter a white gentleman to the like punishment.

How very little has changed, and how tricky we will have to struggle! But do not despair. As Coretta Scott King mentioned, “Freedom is never ever actually won. You earn it and earn it in every technology.” Let’s win.