Perhaps you read this:
The Rev. Al Sharpton announced Thursday that he’s organizing a March on Washington in late August to mark the 57th anniversary of the historic demonstration for civil rights as protests over the death of George Floyd sweep the nation.
Sharpton said the event will be led by the families of black people who have died at the hands of police officers, including Floyd’s family. Sharpton made the announcement while speaking at Floyd’s memorial service on Thursday.
“On August 28, the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington, we’re going back to Washington,” Sharpton said as he delivered a eulogy for Floyd, a black man who was killed last week by a white police officer in Minneapolis, during the memorial service.
“We’re going back this August 28 to restore and recommit that dream (of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) … We need to go back to Washington and stand up, black, white, Latino, Arab, in the shadows of Lincoln and tell them this is the time to stop this,” Sharpton said.
August 28, I will be there. Will you? I am tired of the injustice to all people of color. I am going for MLK, for my parents who were wrongly incarcerated after Pearl Harbor, and let Orange man know the election will boot him out!
I have not done anything like this since the Anti-Vietnam War protest days back in college, and before that, the Free Speech Movement at U.C. Berkeley. Both movements or protests in the Sixties were successful!! Changes were made, the world became a better place.
I have been wondering though. After MLK, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Ali, Malcolm X, and Thurgood Marshall, who is the standard bearer for African Americans and minorities now. Perhaps it is Rev. Sharpton? Maybe it will become AOC, or Kamala Harris? We need someone to step up!
Interesting in Europe during the George Floyd marches: “Floyd’s killing has inspired demonstrations from Australia to Brazil to Mexico to Canada. But it has struck a particular chord in Europe, where leaders have struggled to integrate a wave of migrants and refugees from Africa and the Middle East over the past seven years. A third of people of African descent in Europe report facing racial harassment.”
If you are in Atlanta: The King Center in Atlanta describes its collection of American civil rights research materials as the world’s largest It includes those of King. Its collection includes King’s papers and those of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the organization he co-founded. The archives include hundreds of oral history interviews with King’s friends, family and associates in the civil rights movement.
Visitors can see the marble crypt where King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, who supported her husband’s work and continued it after his death, are buried, and the eternal flame that symbolizes King’s vision, and tour the house where he was born in 1929. The sites are closed due to the coronavirus. It is truly an inspiring place to visit, particularly Ebenezer Baptist Church. And now, Rayshard Brooks was shot, yet another episode in this tragic story.
Yes, we need to vote in November!
This is the time for real change. Yet another wake up call for Americans. Will it happen? It is up to YOU and ME!!! There might be 100,000 people, who will participate on August 28, including me.