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50 Years Later: A New Nonviolent Movement for Voting Rights and Jobs

The 50th Anniversary gather and march in honor of The March on Washington for Jobs and Justice this weekend was inspiring and moving!
I cried when I saw Emmett Till’s cousin standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial with the parents of Trayvon Martin.
My heart connected to Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of slain activist Medgar Evers.  What an amazingly articulate and strong woman for someone of her age, 80!  “Stand Our Ground –  Aint’ I a Woman? – Strength of a Tree – This is Our Country…”  I will not forget her words. She spoke to me, as a woman.  Watch and listen to her.  Well worth your time.

 
John Lewis!  The only living speaker from the 1963 rally to return to the podium 50 years later.
We have another fight.  50 years late:.  We cannot wait we cannot be patient.  We all live in the same house.  I am not going to stand by and let the Supreme Court  take the right to vote away from us.  Push and pull and make America what America should be.  Listen to him:

Al Sharpton at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.  Just do yourself a favor and watch it!

“When they ask us for our photo ID, take out a photo of Medgar Evers, of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner, of Viola Liuzzo…”  Rev. Al isn’t talking about voting fraud, he is talking about those who gave their lives for the right to vote.
 

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