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On the 4th of July, Remember John Lewis’ Warning About Jan. 6th.

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Moments before standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial at the 1963 March on Washington, John Lewis frantically re-worked his remarks in response to organizers’ fears that his words were too incendiary. Among the many changes Lewis made, he replaced the line,

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The 4th of July is complicated for Black people…well some. While America was celebrating its freedom from Britain, they still held hundreds of thousands of Black people in captivity. How do you celebrate freedom when we’re only free-ish? More inside….   Black Americans are always reminded of our complicated relationship to this country, especially when the country celebrates the 4th of July/Independence Day. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of […]

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