Don’t get me wrong, it is important that the story of slavery is carried on so that history doesn’t repeat itself, but if we don’t normalize primarily black casts we’ll only be viewed as slave characters.
She wrote Mississippi Goddam after the deaths of Medgar Evans and the girls in the church in Birmingham and performed it during the march to Selma in 1965.
She was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitive list, only the third woman. President Richard Nixon called her a “dangerous terrorist”.
This movie, one with fictional characters and made up neighborhoods, is real. We have all heard of stories like this. We’ve seen them on the news and we’ve seen it for ourselves.
Founded Rainbow/PUSH coalition
She coined the term “Mississippi appendectomy” for the involuntary sterilization of black women (including herself) to reduce the population.
On behalf of Arise 2.0 Happy Birthday Rev. I’m honored to call you one of my most esteemed mentors, Sir!
To Kill A Mockingbird talks about things that will indeed make you uncomfortable–it will also make you think.
Profiling affects everyone, no matter their race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.