Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Learning from the History Makers...

The march replicating the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights demonstration, began Sunday. The purpose is to protest the Voter ID laws enacted by several states in the country. Voter ID laws, for many in black communities, hearken back to days when voting was blocked by any number of policies designed to disenfranchise them in the south. The turning point was that historic march and the violence visited upon the marchers that showed the injustice of disenfranchisement.

This interview by three women who marched in the '65 demonstration is a tremendous look at the price paid and the value of the victory won. Pay close attention as they relate what happened the night Viola Liuzzo, a white woman who participated in the march, was killed by white terrorist during this protest.

This is why I am convinced that anything that is remotely akin to legislation which intentionally makes it likely that fewer people will vote, is to be resisted...

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