Let’s get started this 4th of July with a track! Click the url below for Reina del Cid’s strong adaptation of “My Region ‘Tis of Thee.”
All those of you who are in NYC and have no plans in the quite close to potential can be a part of me at this march in Brooklyn at 5 PM right now.
Not in New York Town or usually not readily available? Do not fret! I have a week’s well worth of activism choices for folks in NYC and across the country in my most up-to-date Indivisible Activate NYC newsletter.
On the educational front, there’s no time like the present to browse (or re-go through) the well-known 4th of July speech by statesman/orator/abolitionist Frederick Douglass. If you are much more of a listener than a reader, you are in luck, since you can listen to James Earl Jones go through it.
Anytime I re-browse this speech myself, one ingredient of it generally hits me differently than the final time, relying on current situations. Now it is this passage:
There are seventy-two crimes in the Condition of Virginia, which, if committed by a black man, (no make a difference how ignorant he be), subject him to the punishment of death though only two of the exact crimes will topic a white guy to the like punishment.
How very little has transformed, and how really hard we ought to combat! But never despair. As Coretta Scott King said, “Freedom is hardly ever truly won. You generate it and earn it in each and every technology.” Let us get.