Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his prophetic "Mountaintop" speech in this church in Memphis, Tennessee, on the eve of his assassination--April 3, 1968. Mason Temple served as a focal point of civil rights activities in Memphis during the 1950s and 1960s. #Memphis#MartinLutherKingJr#MLK#CivilRights#Honeymoon#History
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” - MLK
Was blessed with the opportunity to visit the National Civil Rights Museum yesterday and wow, my eyes were opened to a lot of things. Walking through the halls, seeing artifacts/statues, reading excerpts and the quotes really pulled deeply on my heart. To be transparent with you all, I never felt that proud to be an African American. It was just something I knew I was. I knew my history (from textbooks and classes), I understood racism and prejudice - been the victim of it several times and so has my family members. Maybe I locked that generational pain deep inside. Maybe I was slightly ashamed of a culture that was the butt of many jokes and stereotypes. I’m not sure. However, while at this museum something really awoke in me -a proudness that I never had before and seeing the struggle of my people reminded me of where we came from to where we are now but also where we need to continue to go. The museum and all that’s in it reminds me that love ultimately wins and when love wins. EVERYBODY WINS...so let’s love more. #everythinginchrist#civilrights#history#love#lovewins#lovedoes
Because occasionally we need inspiration, reminding us to "rise above the narrow confines of [our] individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all of humanity"……and if you need some, there are few images as capable of filling the bill as this one. This is, to me, is one of the most inspiring photos: Gordon Hirabayashi (left), Minoru Yasui (middle), and Fred Korematsu (right) challenged the government’s incarceration of Japanese Americans and “emerged as symbols of protest against unchecked governmental powers in a time of war.” #civilrights#humanrights#japaneseinternment#eo9066neveragain#arcofjustice
Roughly this time last year I joined the protectors of Standing Rock just as DAPL had begun to come over the hill toward the camps. Much has happened since most of us were forced to leave the site, and disaster has in the exact way we said it would. Those in authority refused to listen to us now they will pay on numerous accounts.
Buy we will continue to protect those in need, there is still much work to be done and we are capable of such. Together, we can. Mni Wiconi!! ~Drifter
#OnThisDay in 1787 civil rights advocate Sojourner Truth was born. Born into slavery, Truth was illiterate, but became internationally known and revered as an eloquent preacher and fierce proponent of abolition, women’s rights, prison reform and the elimination of capital punishment. When Truth learned that her son had been illegally sold to a White man in Alabama, she sued, becoming the first Black woman to successfully sue a White man in federal court. #slcdiversity#civilrights