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Today is the 63rd anniversary of SNCC!

From organizing sit-ins to registering voters, SNCC's legacy is one of unwavering dedication to justice and equality. Join us in honoring their legacy and continuing the fight for a better tomorrow! #SNCC #CivilRights #Legacy #History Los Angeles-Houston Freedom...
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These resources offer valuable information on the courageous work of SNCC activists in the fight for civil rights and their continued impact on social justice movements today. #MovementPioneers #SNCC ImageImageImageImage
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🎉🇺🇸 Today marks the 169th anniversary of the Republican Party of the United States, organized in Ripon, Wisconsin on this day in 1854! Let's take a journey through its early history. #GOP #RepublicanPartyAnniversary
📜 The Republican Party was formed in response to the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which allowed for the possibility of slavery in new territories. Anti-slavery activists and former Whig Party members united to fight for a common cause. #1854 #KansasNebraskaAct
🤝 The party's name was inspired by Thomas Jefferson's Democratic-Republican Party, emphasizing the Republican Party's commitment to the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. #Jefferson #Inspiration
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🇺🇸 Let's take a journey through the #HistoryofUSA! From the early Native American civilizations to the modern-day superpower, this fascinating thread will explore key moments in the development of the United States of America. 🗽🦅
Before the arrival of Europeans, numerous Indigenous tribes thrived across the land. From the Iroquois Confederacy in the northeast to the Pueblo peoples in the southwest, their rich cultures and societies laid the groundwork for America's story. #NativeAmericanHistory
In 1492, Christopher Columbus' voyage marked the beginning of European colonization in the Americas. The Spanish, French, Dutch, and English all established settlements, profoundly impacting Indigenous peoples and the land. #Columbus #ColonialAmerica
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#SCOTUS🧵In 2014, police task force members misidentified James King as a criminal and brutally beat him. The officers never identified themselves, so bystanders believed they were witnessing a murder and called 911. Today, @IJ filed cert (for the 2nd time). #AppellateTwitter 1/ ImageImage
Litigation for the past 9 years(!) has been a case study in immunity doctrines, and has already been to the U.S. Supreme Court in Brownback v. King. I'll walk through that, but lets start with James telling his story: 2/

To begin, Mich. prosecutors charged *James* with multiple felonies. So at 21 he had to stand trial and face decades in prison. If the gov't can get a plea or conviction, most constitutional claims against police die. Thankfully, a jury acquitted James (and he refused to plea). 3/ Image
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🧵(1/3) This Sunday, I remember the sacrifice, resolve and determination of those who faced brutal attacks by law enforcement and White vigilante groups as they sought to march from Selma to Montgomery for the right to register and #vote.
Led by #HoseaWilliams, #JohnLewis, #AmeliaBoynton, and others, this momentous day in #CivilRights history, known as #BloodySunday, “galvanized public opinion and highly influenced the passing by Congress and signing into law by #PresidentJohnson #TheVotingRightsActof1965. (2/3)
Let us not allow the clock to be turned back.

#RestoreVotingRightsNow #PassJohnLewisVotingRightsAct #TheVotingRightsActof1965 (3/3)
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“The warnings uttered today are not new. During the last twelve years it has often been rung in our ears that by doing justice to the Negro we shall pull down the pillars of our political temple and bury ourselves in its ruins…But, sir, I have lived long enough to learn

1/4 This color graphic is a drawing depicting the white hands of
that in the long run it is safest for a nation, a political party, or an individual man to dare to do right, and let the consequences take care of themselves, for he that loseth his life for the truth's sake shall find it…What is this bill? It is a declaration that every

citizen of the United States shall be entitled to the equal enjoyment of all those public chartered privileges granted under State laws to the citizens of the several States. For this act of plain justice we are told that ruin is again staring us in the face!

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“We are deeply disturbed by the 20-yr track record that places Judge Alito on the far right of the judicial spectrum, esp when it comes to women’s & #civilrights. If #SamuelAlito is confirmed…many of our fundamental rights will be at great risk, & could well be lost entirely.”⬇️
2/Prophetic: “Dear Senator, NOW is strongly opposed to the elevation of Judge #SamuelAlito to the #SupremeCourt of the United States, and with every passing day, more information appears that re-confirms our opposition. We urge you to review his record, writings…
3/“…and judicial philosophy, and join us in opposing his nomination.Not only is NOW disappointed that President Bush has proposed to replace Justice Sandra Day O’Connor with yet another white male ultra-conservative, but we are deeply disturbed by the twenty-year track record…
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The United Nations condemns 42 countries, including India, for retaliating against human rights activists & journalists.
#HumanRights #UnitedNations #India #Journalists #Media #CivilRights…
In his annual report, Secretary General Antonio Guterres highlights the disturbing trend of human rights violations against journalists and human rights defenders at the hands of States and non-State actors over the past year.

#HumanRights #India #UnitedNations #Journalists
The UN report said that the surveillance of individuals and groups who cooperate with the UN continued to be reported in all regions with growing evidence of online surveillance and cyberattacks.

#Surveillance #CyberSecurity #Pegasus
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Happy Fannie Lou Hamer Day! One of the most impressive & inspiring figures on the Memory Day list to be sure. #CivilRights #twitterstorians…
No better way to celebrate Hamer's birthday than ordering @KeishaBlain's vital book if you haven't already:…
& I'll share 'em all in the Sunday thread, but make sure to read all the pieces in the ongoing, great @BlkPerspectives Forum on Hamer:…
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Watch this 103-sec clip from our new film Vigilante: Georgia’s Vote Suppression Hitman, and meet one of Gov. Kemp’s 88 voter challengers. This one likes to dress up like vigilante Doc Holliday – with a loaded six-gun.

Get YOUR name in the film’s credits:
No joke, “Doc”—Chairman of the Muscogee County, Georgia, Republican Party—challenged 4,000 voters incl. the US military’s expert on Warfare of the Future. Like most of the quarter million Georgians challenged by these GOP operatives, he's African-American.…
Get YOUR name in the film’s credits & a signed DVD for a $100 donation before the deadline on Tuesday, 13th September!

Watch, donate and pass on this link, send out the alarm!
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#SNCC101: In McComb, MS, SNCC organizers were often subjected to brutal force, blatant racism, and various other forms of violence at the hands of police officers, white nationalists, and the local judicial systems.
Bob Moses was no stranger to these harsh conditions. He moved to McComb in 1961 after spending the summer as a field organizer throughout that region and discussing the potential for a mass voter registration with Amzie Moore, a prominent NAACP colleague.
He worked alongside a group of local adults, high school students, and youth who helped with canvassing and the voter registration campaign. On August 15, 1961, Moses and a group of hopeful registrants were pulled over by police after being denied the right to register. Image
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Did You Know? Before Uber or Lyft, SNCC developed a system of shared rides for organizers in the South called the Sojourner Motor Fleet.
“When a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee field secretary began work in Marshall County, Mississippi in the summer of 1962, he had to ride a mule from settlement to settlement.” The same was true in Wilcox County, Alabama in 1965.
SNCC workers needed to traverse rutted, dusty back roads and long stretches of highway to organize in the rural areas of the Deep South. Cars were so important that SNCC formed its own transportation company, the Sojourner Motor Fleet, Inc., to keep its staff mobile.
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1/ History meets politics. Michelle Steel’s .@RepSteel vote against #RespectforMarriage means she does not know California or American history.

100 years ago, her marriage was illegal in her own California district. 🧵 #history #CivilRights
2/ California banned interracial marriage 1850-1948. In 1922, Congress passed the Cable Act, which removed citizenship of any U.S. *woman* who married "an alien ineligible for citizenship." They meant Asians. This targeted Asian immigrants who were barred from US citizenship.
I wrote about an illegal marriage in 1909 in what is currently is Steel’s congressional district, between a white woman and a Japanese American man. It’s connected to an endangered National Treasure historic place she's refused to help save.

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Edmond Pettus was born #OTD in 1821 in Limestone County, Alabama. He served as an officer in the Confederate Army and as a US senator after the War. He was also active in the Ku Klux Klan, serving as its Grand Dragon in Alabama. He is the namesake of the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Born into an enslaving family, Pettus built a successful law career before enlisting in the Confederate Army when war broke out. While most of his home region of northern Alabama did not support secession, Pettus did. He was a pro-slavery ideologue steered by white supremacy.
During the War he rose to the rank of Brig. General and was captured as a POW three times. He was pardoned by Andrew Johnson on October 30, 1865. Pettus returned to Selma after the War and resumed his law practice.
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🚨Crimes committed by cops!🚨

@bostonpolice has an officer UNLAWFULLY recording peaceful protesters at @MayorWu’s Coffee event in Dorchester. 🍩

BPD why are you harassing moms w/ kids in strollers? 👀

Resources best spent elsewhere! 📸

#shameonwu #bospoli #boston #mapoli
UPDATE: The citizen who recorded this video, SHAWN NELSON, was just arrested @MayorWu’s Coffee Hours in Ronan Park, Dorchester while peacefully protesting.

#boston #bospoli #mapoli #shameonwu #civilrights #blacklivesmatter
Link to video credit of @bostonpolice profiling Shawn Nelson while he peacefully protested:…
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What was Mohandas #Gandhi doing carrying wounded #British soldiers off the battlefield in #SouthAfrica in 1899? Gandhi was merely leading by example, in the ambulance corps he set up to support the British against the Boers in the Second Boer War (1899-1902). 1/12
But why would Gandhi support the British, especially since he had experienced the humiliation of racial discrimination in South Africa soon after he got there? It was #OnThisDay in 1893 that Gandhi was thrown off a train for refusing to comply with racial segregation laws. 2/12
This was more than a decade before Gandhi evolved his concept of #civildisobedience. He spent 21 years (1893 - 1914) in South Africa and went on to organize the #CivilRights movement, to raise the status of the indentured #Indian population there. 3/12
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1/ #NorthCarolina Could Be Next in Joining Initiative to Restore Balance Between State and Federal Government… North Carolina could be joining the Convention of States using Article V of the United States Constitution. #NoConCon
2/ "In March 2021, the North Carolina House passed House Joint Resolution 233, which calls for the state to be added to the convention, now leaving it up to the Senate to follow the House’s lead." Image
1/ "Just seven states. That’s right, just SEVEN! If just 7 more states sign on, the #Kochs, the #Mercers, corporate funders, and their extremist allies will reach the 2/3 supermajority required to convene the convention they need to tear apart the U.S. Constitution"#NoConCon Image
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Eternal reminder: Canadian "Conservatives" emulate their American counterparts exactly as much as they figure they can get away with. #cdnpoli
"All politicians are the same," they mooed lazily, chewing their collective cud in a field now openly ablaze. "There's no difference between political parties, *everybody* knows that!" /2 #cdnpoli
So how 'bout it, @PierrePoilievre? How *does* a woman's right to choose fit into your World's Freest Nation™️? How does it rate with your far right rage-baby #Freedumb cultists? I feel like I know the answer /3
#cdnpoli #RoeVWade…
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This doesn't seem very inclusive or supportive @Lowes. This is how you really treat disabled employees, right @LowesCareers? @USEEOC @DisabilityIN Image
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Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in #FBIvFazaga, a case brought by @cairGLA@ACLU_SoCal and @UCLA_CILP on behalf of 3 California Muslims who were secretly spied on by the FBI. Read this thread to learn more about the ruling & what comes next in our fight for justice. Image
Sheikh Yassir Fazaga, Ali Malik and Yasser AbdelRahim were targeted for surveillance by the #FBI - not because of any real suspicion of wrongdoing, but simply because they were Muslim. Last November, they brought their case against the FBI to the Supreme Court. Image
Yesterday, #SCOTUS ruled that they can continue pursuing their claims that the FBI spied on them solely because of their faith. Image
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#BlackHistoryMonth wraps up today but we can engage with #BlackExcellence round the year via these #BlackTwitter accounts.
Wherever you live, we invite you to learn more about these #Communities & institutions that are shaping the story of #Canada.
🧵with favourite accounts.

Join them in their goal to “reduce the racial disparities in health outcomes & promote health & well-being for people from the diverse Black communities in Canada with emphasis on the broad determinants of health, including racism." #BlackHistoryMonth

@blackartndialog is "dedicated to supporting, documenting and showcasing the artistic and cultural contributions of Black artists and cultural workers in Canada and internationally." #BHM

Explore their incredible FREE for the public gallery here:
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Do you know the 13 members of the #Boston City Council (@boscitycouncil)?

Follow them all (details in thread). Whenever they make some type of post, ask if they agree w/ @MayorWu’s vaccine verification ~> #bostonsegregates & #bostondiscriminates.

Silence is compliance. #bospoli
@edforboston is President of the #Boston City Council (@boscitycouncil) & District 2.

Follow their handle. Whenever they post, comment & ask if they’ll vote to end vaccine verification ~> #bostonsegregates & #bostondiscriminates.

Silence is compliance. #bospoli #civilrights
@ruthzee4Boston is a #Boston City Council Member (@boscitycouncil) at Large.

Follow their handle. Whenever they post, comment & ask if they’ll vote to end vaccine verification ~> #bostonsegregates & #bostondiscriminates.

Silence is compliance. #bospoli #civilrights #shameonwu
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