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#Thread on #MLKDay2023 #MLK & The Poor People's Campaign:

The memory of King as an impassioned economic justice-warrior is continually threatened today by the oligarchs who remain in power. They instead take great pains to erase that part of King’s life from his legacy.
They attempt to silence his cries for a more monetarily equitable society. They deliberately obscure the final few years of his life. This sanitized, “white-washed” version of King purges the intense radicalism of the strike-leading preacher.
By his late-30s, King fully realized that social and political justice would always be predicated upon economics. Poverty, he understood, had to be eradicated. His speeches increasingly became threatening to the established American economic hierarchy.
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MARCH ON WASHINGTON 2020: This thread has everything you need to know about the #CommitmentMarch in DC today.

We have team coverage on @wusa9 throughout the morning and afternoon. #GetUpDC #MarchOnWashington2020 @NationalAction

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AT 5:00am:

-Public allowed to enter National Mall Reflecting Pool area.

-Entry points at 17th & Constitution or 17th & Independence

-Each person must get a neon green wristband and a ticket

-Must get temperature checked, wear face mask, and gloves @wusa9 #GetUpDC
The NAN will host a pre-show program between 7:00am-11:00am at the Lincoln Memorial.

Main program will be between 11:00-1:00pm. Speakers will include families of Jacob Blake, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner and more @wusa9 #GetUpDC #CommitmentMarch #MarchOnWashington
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1/ Four years ago I wrote on #BlackLivesMatter by putting its ideals into conversation with our greatest thinkers: #IdaBWells #MartinLutherKingJr
#FrederickDouglass #AnnaJuliaCooper #AudreLorde #JamesBaldwin #Langston Hughes #ZoraNealeHurston…
2/ My ambition was to honor our cherished tradition of black intellectual work and approach the movement by putting its ideals into conversation with some of our greatest thinkers and writers
3/ Chapter 1 sets the stage with Douglass and Wells grappling with what it means for blacks to find a meaningful place in a young #democratic nation founded on #4racialbondage and murder
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Say every one of their names—Then #SayTheirNames again.

It matters.

Beloved children, spouses, mothers, fathers, friends, co-workers, neighbors.

Denial of racism IS racism
Silence IS compliance

#BlackOutTuesday, no commentary needed—A Thread
#GEORGEFLOYD, 46 —911 call from a grocery worker claiming an attempted forgery.

Responding LEO w/17 previous infractions held him down for 9 minutes by the neck as 2 LEOs assisted & 1 did nothing.

His life drained out of him as he said #ICantBreathe

4 Officers fired—1 charged.
#AHMAUDARBERY, 25—Jogging, hunted down & shot by 2 men while a 3rd videotaped the murder. They claimed they suspected him of a burglary. Homeowner of house being built states nothing was taken.

2 men charged with murder & aggravated assault. Videotaper claims bystander—Pending.
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History has taught me to be a better friend & educator. I don’t believe in letting go of the past, as the past has shaped who we are & how we live. While we may believe we have all the choices in the world, we are restricted by systems & attitudes that we dont think about enough. ImageImageImageImage
I have too much to say about the continual & clear existence of anti-Black racism so I’ll just point out that it was phenom learning w/ @eji_org & I’m excited to use this incredible calendar I picked up at @splcenter. #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistory365 #BlackHistoryMonth2020
Watching @JustMercyFilm, followed by a sharing of @DesmondCole’s book, “The Skin We’re In”, was such a treat w/ @MmeAsante & Coly who went to #Alabama w/ me to deepen our understanding of our roles as anti-oppressive educators. #theskinwerein #blackliberation #BlackLivesMatter
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Jerry Kammer's op-ed in Thursday's @nytimes calling for restriction on immigration as a “liberal” is nothing but camouflaged white nationalism.

How could they fall for it? Well, Kammer is part of the #TantonNetwork and fooling people is what they do.…
That they fell for publishing this drivel days before the #WomensMarch and #MartinLutherKingJrDay shows how pervasively the white nationalist movement has infiltrated both our government and our immigration discourse.
The #TantonNetwork can't say they want to enhance inequality. So they camouflage, adopting arguments of economic justice (who will protect American workers?), environmental justice (we must have (certain) population(s) controlled), and the old go-to: appeals to law and order.
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Too many epic moments throughout my Alabama trip - so much learning, pain & hope in #Montgomery, #Alabama. I’m humbled to have met ppl fighting the fight & doing all they can to heal from injustices that Black communities have endured. @LegacyMuseum @MemPeaceJustice @splcenter ImageImageImageImage
To walk on the actual paths that #MartinLutherKingJr & #RosaParks had once graced is really something. However, there were many who were not in the spotlight & deserve just as equal recognition for their efforts. #ClaudetteColvin and #MaryLouiseSmith, just to name a few...
The amount of inspiration I’m feeling is indescribable. What a HUGE bonus to be sharing this experience w/ two of the most awesome humans on this earth. Coly & Anita, our bonds are eternal.💗✊🏼 #mayaangelou #courage #themarchcontinues #blacklivesmatter  #justicenow #SocialJustice
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A thread:

As I reflect on the assassination of my father 51 years ago today, this photo means a great deal to me. Even as a child, he captivated me. And
now, as his 56 year-old adult daughter, he continues to captivate me. 

I was leaning in then; I am leaning in now. I did not fully grasp who he was then, but now I fully understand. He was a prophet to the world. His words and teachings provide the just, equitable, humane, and peaceful way to create a just, equitable, humane and peaceful world.
What he taught us through his example and through the movement emanated Christ. He was the embodiment of the Christ Spirit. We ignore his words and teachings at our own peril.
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Designer Priyankar Gupta’s artistic response to the horrific #PulwanaAttack #PulawamaAttack #PulwamaMassacre #PulwamaTerrorAttack #standwithIndia
#Repost @priyankar.gupta with @get_repost
As the whole nation celebrated love, there was one town which bled in hatred! Image
Sooner or later all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood.
Martin Luther King Jr
Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech
December 10, 1964
If this is to be achieved, man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
#martinlutherkingjr #noblepeaceprize acceptance speech in 1964
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For what do you stand? #UltimateMeasure
Share your beliefs/passions/causes about:
#Love #Truth #Justice
What matters the most to you ~ for the Good of the Nation and the Planet?
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On this day 50 years ago, an unarmed black man was shot to death by a white man.

If it happened today, you would probably scroll past his name on one of your social media platforms, and it would look like this:

#MartinLutherKingJr. #MLK50
When you look at the 50th anniversary of King's assassination from that perspective, it makes it pretty clear that African-Americans are still dealing with the same exact issues that we faced half a century ago.

Throughout this day, you will see people who have no idea what King actually stood for, or would have hated him if he was still alive right now, do what they love to do annually on his national holiday: misrepresent his message.

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A thread of excerpts from #MLK books, speeches, essays and sermons. On today, the 50th anniversary of the day he was assassinated, learn about #MartinLutherKingJr, and his thoughts on relevant issues, from King. From ‘Beyond Vietnam’... #MLK50Forward
#MLK on the connection between #slavery, #racism and #policebrutality. From his book, ‘Why We Can’t Wait.’ #MLK50Forward #MartinLutherKingJr
From #MLK’s last book, ‘Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community.?’ #TripleEvils #Racism #Materialism #Militarism #WorldHouse #MLK50Forward
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