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Songs & Stories From Home Episode 42

Let justice roll down like water, righteousness like a mighty stream.
For our grandsons and granddaughters remember to remember the dream

 

Welcome to Songs and Stories from Home as we continue to Remember the Dream. This week, The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and others organizing on the Road to Freedom.

As we enter the summer of 2020 we are at a significant moment in the American experience, in the American experiment. By truly understanding in our hearts and with our words that Black Lives Matter we may proclaim to ourselves and to each other and to the memory of those who came before us that we are finally ready to recognize, to put into action, to make more real the idea, the ideal that we are all created equal and in the eyes of the creator equally precious. 

As someone who came of age during the Civil Rights Movement of the 50’s and 60’s it is inspiring to me on many levels to watch the youth of this country demanding we form a more perfect union, a more just and equitable America.

As someone who had a chance to hear President Obama speak at the foot of the Edmund Pettis Bridge on the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, I continue to be inspired by those whose shoulders we stand on and whose footsteps we walk in.

In the course of half a dozen Pilgrimages to the American South visiting sites, hearing stories, and singing songs of the Civil Rights Movement, it was my good fortune to meet and travel with some true American heroes. These included Bob Zellner, Dr. Bernard LaFayette, and his wife, Kate. What became clear listening to their stories, joining them in their songs, together with them on the bus is that after more than 60 years on the front lines of freedom their spirits remain indomitable, their eyes remain on the prize, and their hope for and faith in this country remains steadfast and strong.   

 

Let justice roll down like water, righteousness like a mighty stream.
For our grandsons and granddaughters remember to remember the dream

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