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Voting is a Right NOT a Privilege ~~ The Struggle continues

Time to pass the Voting Rights Act, change redistricting rules and make it easier for ALL Americans to VOTE

Dear America

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. 562 more words

United States

Guest Post: The Significance of Selma

Monday, October 9th, Selma

Written by Jennifer Shelton

I grew up in Chattanooga, TN, during the “heyday” of the Civil Rights movement.  I  always wanted  to be an active participant in the demonstrations and could hardly wait until I got the chance.  412 more words

Tour

Newswire : Sunday August 6: Voting Rights Rededication at Bridge in Selma 4:00 to 6:00 PM

SELMA, AL, The Bridge Crossing Jubilee and S.O.S will commemorate the 52nd Anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with a series of activities including: A re-enactment of the signing of the Act, a scavenger hunt for school supplies that will require students to find voting rights history facts to earn various school supplies; and a recommitment service to reignite the movement to secure Voting Rights. 165 more words

50 Citizens certified in Kingian nonviolence at Selma Center for Nonviolence,Truth & Reconciliation

Nearly 50 people of all ages and economic statuses made history in Selma, Alabama, last week. They completed a 5-day intensive training in Kingian nonviolence at the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth & Reconciliation. 219 more words

Community

Selma, After All

“What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.”
–Genesis 4:10

Walking the back
of the white Dragon arching… 109 more words

Poetry

The Shadow

This inviting playground, beckoning innocent children, stands as a beacon of hope; the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the background.

Selma, AL 

it’s been a myriad moonrises, 186 more words

Verse

On This Day You Made it To the Mountaintop, Remembering Dr. King

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement.

African American Culture