4th Of July Activism and Inspiration

4th Of July Activism and Inspiration

Let’s commence this 4th of July with a song! Click the connection beneath for Reina del Cid’s powerful adaptation of “My State ‘Tis of Thee.”

“Land of dystopia/
Spiritual myopia.”

Those of you who are in NYC and have no options in the incredibly in close proximity to future can be part of me at this march in Brooklyn at 5 PM nowadays.

Not in New York City or otherwise not out there? Really do not fear! I have a week’s well worth of activism alternatives for people in NYC and throughout the nation in my newest Indivisible Activate NYC newsletter.

Examine THE E-newsletter AND GET ACTIVATED!

On the instructional front, there is no time like the present to study (or re-browse) the famed 4th of July speech by statesman/orator/abolitionist Frederick Douglass. If you’re extra of a listener than a reader, you are in luck, because you can listen to James Earl Jones browse it.

JAMES EARL JONES READS THE DOUGLASS SPEECH.

Each time I re-read this speech myself, just one component of it often hits me in a different way than the past time, based on present-day activities. Nowadays it is this passage:

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

How minimal has improved, and how hard we have to battle! But never despair. As Coretta Scott King explained, “Freedom is never genuinely gained. You gain it and acquire it in each individual technology.” Let us gain.

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