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Selma: the movie and the movement, then and now

Screen shot from Selma Movie Glory lyrics video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEFRPLM0nEA

Screen shot from Selma Movie Glory lyrics video, showing marchers on Edmund Pettus Bridge  – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEFRPLM0nEA

Selma, the movie, makes a powerful and inspiring call to action. Without glossing over divisions in the civil rights movement in the 1960s, Selma focuses on courage and commitment, and connects the movement then to the movement now. Continue reading

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Shirley Sherrod – We need you

The right-wing attack on Shirley Sherrod succeeded in introducing a heroic figure to the mainstream media, after they – and the Obama administration and the NAACP – recovered from their initial knee-jerk defensive response. Time Magazine published an article introducing the real Shirley Sherrod and her long-time struggle for justice within the USDA: Continue reading

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