JFK’s civil rights leadership still lights a path for our fractured country

Interesting article on JFK’s influence and position on civil rights issues.  Here’s a quote from the article, “I think we might be a very different country if we had not had so many assassinations,” James Baldwin told an interviewer in 1970. He said, “you know black people had a very different feeling toward government when JFK and Bobby were alive than we’ve had since.” He noted a distinctive quality the brothers shared: “Both had minds that could be reached.”

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Civil rights leaders discuss how to fight white nationalism during USA TODAY free event

Mark your calendars for this December 14, 2021, virtual event.  USA TODAY’s live virtual event, “A change is gonna come: Civil rights leaders on how to fight for freedom” is scheduled for Dec. 14. It’s free.

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Desmond Meade, felons’ rights activist, wins restoration of his own civil rights – Florida Phoenix

Congratulations @desmondmeade  @FLRightsRestore It was a long time coming!

Desmond Meade, a main force behind Florida’s drive to restore civil rights to thousands of former felons, now has had his own rights restored. The announcement came Saturday during a Twitter broadcast during which family members presented Meade with a certificate from the Office of Executive Clemency announcing restoration of his civil rights, except to […]

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As More Oppressive Voting Rules Emerge, Black Women Journalists Lead The Headlines

Keep your eyes on the prize, Oh Lord!!  #RighttoVote #Uncounted Journalists like April Ryan and Errin Haines are using their bylines to uplift faces and voices of voter suppression in the void of congressional action on the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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