4th Of July Activism and Inspiration

Let’s start off this 4th of July with a song! Click the hyperlink beneath for Reina del Cid’s effective adaptation of “My Place ‘Tis of Thee.”

“Land of dystopia/
Spiritual myopia.”

Those people of you who are in NYC and have no ideas in the really around upcoming can sign up for me at this march in Brooklyn at 5 PM today.

Not in New York City or if not not out there? Never fear! I have a week’s value of activism options for folks in NYC and throughout the nation in my most up-to-date Indivisible Activate NYC newsletter.

Read through THE E-newsletter AND GET ACTIVATED!

On the academic front, there’s no time like the current to study (or re-examine) 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, mainly because you can hear James Earl Jones study it.

JAMES EARL JONES READS THE DOUGLASS SPEECH.

Anytime I re-go through this speech myself, 1 element of it often hits me differently than the final time, depending on recent events. These days it is this passage:

There are seventy-two crimes in the State of Virginia, which, if committed by a black male, (no make a difference how ignorant he be), subject matter him to the punishment of dying whilst only two of the exact crimes will subject a white male to the like punishment.

How tiny has transformed, and how hard we need to combat! But do not despair. As Coretta Scott King explained, “Freedom is never definitely won. You get paid it and gain it in each and every technology.” Let’s earn.