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Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is a devastating blow.
But the truth is, Kavanaugh's just the tip of the iceberg.
For nearly two years, Trump has been stacking the federal judiciary with highly partisan judges like Kavanaugh who threaten the rights of marginalized and vulnerable people in our country. splcenter.org/news/2018/09/2…
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60 years ago today, the citizens of Little Rock, Arkansas voted to close its public high schools rather than desegregate them. #TheMarchContinues
That was after nine students withstood white mobs and armed soldiers who for days prevented them from attending Little Rock Central High.
Ernest Green was one of the Little Rock Nine. He became the first black student to graduate from Little Rock Central High School on May 27, 1958. Sixty years later, his daughter MacKenzie Green graduated from Columbia University.
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President Trump says, “It’s embarrassing for the country to allow protesters.”

It’s the opposite.

We will stand, sit and kneel until we are free from hate and bigotry, until #blacklivesmatter, “until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”
Trump says, “In the old days, we used to throw [protesters] out.”

That’s true: many Americans died protesting, especially here in the South.

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Trump says, “You don’t even know what side the protesters are on.”

President Trump has indeed been very clear about which protesters he supports.

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SPLC's Lecia Brooks joined #agapemarch this morning, meeting up with activists that traveled through six states in their march from NY to DC to counter white supremacy. #unifyagainsthate @a_rejuve
"All of you are here today to prove that indeed, love trumps hate. You need to stand up against hate and bigotry whenever you see it, wherever you see it." — Lecia Brooks, SPLC
"People died so we can stand here. Not to stand here and do nothing, but to continue." #themarchcontinues
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On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act, prohibiting racial discrimination in voting.
The road to this landmark piece of legislation was long and deadly.
Many people — mostly people of color — gave their lives for the fight. People like Rev. George Lee, 1 of the first black people registered to vote in Humphreys Co., MS. White officials offered Lee protection if he ended his voter registration efforts. Lee refused + was murdered.
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We’re collectively raising our voices against Trump’s morally bankrupt policies and rhetoric toward immigrants. Today we're rallying in streets across the country to say: #FamiliesBelongTogether. #EndFamilyDetention #TheMarchContinues
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Ripping children away from their parents and locking them in cages, and stripping immigrants of due process rights offends the Constitution and our fundamental principles of justice, fairness and equality. #EndFamilyDetention #FamiliesBelongTogether splcenter.org/news/2018/06/2…
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We're here in Montgomery, Alabama rallying to say that #FamiliesBelongTogther & to call to #EndFamilyDetention
At the bus stop where Rosa Parks sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Alabamians protest an injustice of our time - the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy separating families all across America. #EndFamilyDetention #FamiliesBelongTogether
Separating families is wrong and today in Alabama, #TheMarchContinues for immigration reform. #EndFamilyDetention
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Today was the last Moral Monday of the #PoorPeoplesCampaign. Here in Alabama we marched on the capitol with working people, activists, clergy and @UniteThePoor to elevate the circumstances of the 45 million people living below the poverty line in America. #TheMarchContinues
“Our country, supposedly built on justice for all, was built on slavery and genocide. But the power of the people united is greater than the people in power. And I don’t want to see my grandchildren here in 50 years.” — Tony Algood #PoorPeoplesCampaign #TheMarchContinues
“It ain’t about color, religion, sex — it’s about humanity. The upper class want to see you as a victim. I see you as someone struggling for justice, not for a few but everyone. Everyone needs this work.” — Imam Salbri #PoorPeoplesCampaign #TheMarchContinues
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55 years ago this week, thousands of brave children in Birmingham, AL marched, were injured and jailed in a weeklong series of anti-segregation actions known as the #ChildrensCrusade. al.com/news/birmingha…
Today, many of those original 1963 foot soldiers are back in Birmingham to march again.
These children’s marches were part of a larger campaign lead by civil rights leader James Bevel to highlight the integration efforts in Birmingham.
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