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On #MartinLutherKingDay don't be lulled into a false sense of complacency by quotes about love that every moderate trots out about #MLK today. He was a radical progressive who believed in fundamental change and the "fierce urgency of now." So, read his real quotes here:
"We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly I have yet to engage in a direct action campaign that was “well timed” in the view of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease...
...of segregation. For years now I have heard the word “Wait!” It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This “Wait” has almost always meant “Never.” We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that “justice too long delayed is justice denied.”
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LDF's seminal case #BrownvBoard not only desegregated schools, it “began the end of legal apartheid in this country...& gave America its very identity as a world class democracy.”

--Current President and Director-Counsel @Sifill_LDF

We can not allow Brown to be minimized.
Last year, @Sifill_LDF addressed #BrownvBoard marchers echoing the message that #MLKJr delivered just 3 years after the landmark decision:

“‘Give us the ballot!’

And when we get the ballot we must use it to the fullest.”
66 years later, @NAACP_LDF continues the work of founder Thurgood Marshall, tirelessly dismantling racial segregation that persists to today--and we will not stop.

Thank you for standing with us & joining in today's rally cry.

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The opening prayer that was just conducted by the pastor of Bethel Church marks the official start of this year’s Martin and Coretta King Unity Breakfast.

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The 21st Century Youth Leadership Movement leads an encouraging chant and the Freedom Singers remind us to “keep pressing on.” #Selma55 ImageImageImageImage
“The story of Selma is the story of America and 55 years later we are still fighting for the same causes that our foot soliders fought for.”
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On #MLKDay, Natasha Merle (@natashacmerle) Lead Counsel at @NAACP_LDF spoke at @wlulaw about Dr. King’s legacy.

In her speech, she unpacked the role that both organizers & LDF litigators played in the monumental march for #votingrights that took place in 1965 from Selma, AL.
This weekend, @NAACP_LDF will sojourn to Selma once again to commemorate the work of the organizers and litigators who put their lives on the line to secure #votingrights for future generations of Black Americans.

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In a series of community actions, events, & dialogues, LDF will stand alongside thousands of others to honor the legacies of legends like #MLKJr, Coretta Scott King, Constance Baker Motley & Jack Greenberg.

If you'll be in Selma, we invite you to join us:
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Here a few of what I consider to be #MLKJr’s most instructive and courageous statements—statements rarely broadcast on #MLKday—statements reflecting #DrMartinLutherKingJr the revolutionary.

“…the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government.” (1)
“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”

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“When a people are mired in oppression, they realize deliverance only when they have accumulated the power to enforce change.”

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1. 🔺FINALLY received this copy of America’s Secret Establishment focusing on the Order of Skull & Bones.

... crazy how inconvenient it was.🔻

#QAnon #FollowTheWhiteRabbit #MAGA
2. 🔺Kinda ironic that there’s no kindle version available (despite a previous version being available).

It also wasn’t available with Prime shipping, and didn’t arrive for nearly a week.

I also paid double the price of the actual sticker on the front of the book.🔻
3. 🔺it’s almost like some powerful people don’t want anyone reading this book.

Ironic I’m starting reading it today, considering it’s these people who conspired & had #MLKJr taken out. 🔻
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