Monday, May 6, 2013

A reminder of where we were 50 years ago...

The 4 minute video below, set to Mavis Staples' "Eyes on the Prize," the unofficial anthem of the Civil Rights Movement, is filled with equally heart wrenching and inspiring images of the struggles to end racial segregation in this country. We've come so far since some of this - and yet we still have so far to go. Everyday, children and adults in our very own community are violated, threatened, suppressed and silenced because of entrenched racism. Let us watch these four minutes to remind us that 50 short years ago, people faced this overt racism and today, many of these challenges (perhaps manifested in different forms), continue. We owe it to our children and community to change this.

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