Tag Archives: civil rights

“I am not your Negro’

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I Am  Not Your Negro , an Academy Award-nominated film by Raoul Peck, is an up-to-the-minute examination of race in America through the eyes of James Baldwin. It will be in some theaters on February 3. The trailer  reveals it to be a succinct and powerful summary of a time that some of us lived through but did not experience.

The Garden Theatre notes that major cities get it first, but that it will come here “by the end of the month.” What a great resource!

 

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Freedom Summer: November 16 @ 2

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Michael Schwerner, James Cheney, and Andrew Goodman,  young men murdered in 1964 during Freedom Summer, have just received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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A wonderful exhibit on Freedom Summer opens at the John Witherspoon Middle School in Princeton on Sunday, November 16, at 2 p.m. with a talk by civil rights activist Bob Moses.

Try to come and bring your teenage- children. To appreciate the rights we enjoy, we need to remember how they were earned.

Bayard Rustin: The proof that one truly believes is in action.

Civil Rights historians know that John F. Kennedy was a latecomer to celebrating the March on Washington, and that Lyndon Johnson was the one who accomplished significant civil rights goals. They also know that Bayard Rustin was the unsung hero of the civil rights movement. Finally, now that he is going to receive a posthumous Medal of Freedom, Rustin is getting at least part of his due.

Princeton’s Ann Yasuhara tells how, on several posts at Not in Our Town Princeton.