4th Of July Activism and Inspiration

Wilton Vinck

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

“Land of dystopia/
Religious myopia.”

Those people of you who are in NYC and have no designs in the extremely near long term can join me at this march in Brooklyn at 5 PM today.

Not in New York City or or else not accessible? Don’t get worried! I have a week’s worthy of of activism choices for folks in NYC and throughout the country in my most current Indivisible Activate NYC newsletter.

Examine THE Newsletter AND GET ACTIVATED!

On the educational entrance, there’s no time like the present to examine (or re-examine) 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’re in luck, simply because you can hear James Earl Jones examine it.


Each time I re-go through this speech myself, one aspect of it normally hits me in a different way than the last time, dependent on current functions. Right now it is this passage:

There are seventy-two crimes in the Point out of Virginia, which, if dedicated by a black guy, (no subject how ignorant he be), topic him to the punishment of demise though only two of the very same crimes will subject a white guy to the like punishment.

How tiny has altered, and how tough we will have to combat! But never despair. As Coretta Scott King stated, “Freedom is under no circumstances definitely won. You make it and win it in just about every generation.” Let’s get.

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