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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

We love your dream Dr. King, but when do our students discuss the nightmares?

The most recent data on lynching, compiled by the Equal Justice Initiative, shows premeditated murders carried out by at least three people from 1877 to 1950. The killers claimed to be enforcing some form of social justice. The alleged offenses that prompted the lynchings included political activism and testifying in court. FEB. 9, 2015

Something you'll never find on any state mandated test. Perhaps something never even discussed during Black History month, or any month in our public schools. I bet those Common Core Standards passed this over every time. We'll discuss Martin's dream, and stay within the safe places if anything. But, we have no time for those first 16 slaves at James Town, those million Black souls lost during the Middle Passage, Lynching, Travon Martin, Michael Brown, or Eric Garner. History matters, but only when we open the books, open the wounds, open safe discussions, find the time to heal, and share what really matters. Freedom was never free, and the cost should be studied in our public schools. 
See you again in Selma next month. Race Matters! History Matters! Dreams Matter, but so does facing our nightmares.
One Man Walking To DC In The Name Of Love,

If you want to know what I listened to on my walk today? If was John Legend and Kanya West;_ylt=AwrBT.K6B9pUNvAAWhNXNyoA;_ylc=X1MDMjc2NjY3OQRfcgMyBGZyA2FhcGx3BGdwcmlkA29ZdUoySDl3UVBlbmx3V1ozM1VoaUEEbl9yc2x0AzAEbl9zdWdnAzIEb3JpZ2luA3NlYXJjaC55YWhvby5jb20EcG9zAzAEcHFzdHIDBHBxc3RybAMEcXN0cmwDMjAEcXVlcnkDdGhlIGdsb3J5IHV0dWJlIHNvbmcEdF9zdG1wAzE0MjM1NzUyMTE-?p=the+glory+utube+song&fr2=sb-top-search&fr=aaplw  

Come sign it with me?
" Freedom is like religion to us

Justice is juxtaposition in us

Justice for all just ain't specific enough

One son died, his spirit is revisitin' us

Truant livin' livin' in us, resistance is us

That's why Rosa sat on the bus

That's why we walk through Ferguson with our hands up

When it go down we woman and man up

They say, "Stay down" and we stand up

Shots, we on the ground, the camera panned up

King pointed to the mountain top and we ran up

One day, when the glory comes

It will be ours, it will be ours

Oh, one day, when the war is one

We will be sure, we will be here sure

Oh, glory, glory

Oh, glory, glory glory"

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