10
Aug 2020

Freedom Summer

If I take a moment and close my eyes in some combination of memory and imagination, I can conjure a moment at the end of the summer of 1954. I have just started second grade. I’m standing by my desk with my hand over my heart and as Paul Simon says, in his song “My Little Town,” I’m pledging allegiance to the wall.
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3
Aug 2020

16th Avenue Baptist Church

Our country is having a moment where we are deciding if we can discover together a reservoir of goodness if we are together going to help bend the arc of the moral universe toward justice. We are having a moment.
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27
Jul 2020

The March on Washington

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. declared the March on Washington in August of 1963 the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the United States.
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20
Jul 2020

June 11, 1963

This Black Lives Matter moment in 2020 America is different in some significant ways from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s beginning with the contrast in the role of the Federal Government.
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12
Jul 2020

Birmingham

In the Spring of 1963, I turned sixteen years old while thousands of students my age were taking to the streets in Birmingham, Alabama to protest institutional racism in their city.
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6
Jul 2020

Stories Abound

As a nation we are looking again at ideas and ideals found in the scriptures and embedded in our founding documents. Beginning with the proposition that we are all created equal, and in the eyes of the creator are all equally precious.
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28
Jun 2020

Freedom Rides

George Santayana famously wrote that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
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22
Jun 2020

SNCC

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.
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15
Jun 2020

Sit Ins at Lunch Counters

As I share this Podcast in June of 2020, we are at a moment in our nation’s history when we have a chance to take another step forward and make more real the ideal of what this country is founded on. That is the idea that we are all created equal and in the eyes of the creator are all equally precious.
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