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Constitution Day and Citizenship Day: America's Evolution from White Male Domination

September 17 is both Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. It’s usually overlooked, but it’s what we are all about. Before going ashore near present-day Salem, Mass., in 1630, John Winthrop gave a sermon urging his followers to always conduct themselves as if the entire world were watching their “city on a hill.” Ever since then, America and Americans have been a work in progress. 1,180 more words

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21st Century youth presents prelude music at Unity Breakfast

21st Century Youth Leadership Movement (21C) participated in the annual Bridge Crossing Commemoration and Jubilee held March 4-6, 2016 in Selma, AL.  21 C Chapters represented included Greene County, two chapters in Wilcox County, Macon County, Tallapoosa County, Lee County, Dallas County and New Orleans Chapter. 122 more words

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51st anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday March’ draws thousands to Selma

“This is not only a celebration and commemoration of the past but a continuation of the movement and a statement of the struggle for racial, social, political and economic justice that still face us,” said Faya Rose Toure on Sunday at the pre-march rally on the steps of Browns Chapel Church in Selma, Alabama. 644 more words

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First March from Selma

When You Pray,

Move Your Feet.

— African Proverb.

“When You Pray, Move Your Feet,”

Charles White(?), photographer, Selma, Alabama, March 7, 1965. 2,062 more words

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Movie Monday: Selma

Ava DuVernay! You did great work with this movie. The first 10-minutes captivated me. You see a well-dressed Martin uncomfortably receiving a Nobel Peace Prize award, but what comes next sets the tone for the whole movie. 292 more words

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I'm Thankful!

Good morning everyone! I am thankful to be alive, in my right state of mind, and have my health and strength. I am also thankful for my family. 53 more words

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