Renowned civil rights and womens rights leader Angela Davis spoke at Ebenezer Baptist Church in downtown Atlanta on March 24, 2009 for the keynote address of Emory Universitys Womens History Month. Davis’ long-standing commitment to prisoners’ rights dates to her involvement in the campaign to free the Soledad Brothers, which led to her own arrest and imprisonment in 1970.
The Three Education Stooges
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Rekindling the Spirit of Brown v. Board of Education “A Call to Action!”
Former NAACP LDF President Elaine Jones
Elaine Jones, (former) president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund calls on the nation to recommit itself to ensuring equal education opportunities for all students, regardless of race, creed or gender in keynote address to the Center for Social Justice at UC Berkeley on November 13, 2003.
Jackson at Tendley Baptist Church in Philadelphia
Jackson speaking at a rally during his 1984 run for President comparing the election to the David and Goliath story with Reagan as Goliath and the liberal/Democratic coalition as David.
Black Panther Party
Platform and Program, 1966
What We Want
What We Believe
1. We want freedom. We want power to determine the destiny of our Black Community.
- We believe that black people will not be free until we are able to determine our destiny.
2. We want full employment for our people.
- We believe that the federal government is responsible and obligated to give every man employment or a guaranteed income. We believe that if the white American businessmen will not give full employment, then the means of production should be taken from the businessmen and placed in the community so that the people of the community can organize and employ all of its people and give a high standard of living.
3. We want an end to the robbery by the white man of our Black Community.
- We believe that this racist government has robbed us and now we are demanding the overdue debt of forty acres and two mules. Forty acres and two mules was promised 100 years ago as restitution for slave labor and mass murder of black people. We will accept the payment as currency which will be distributed to our many communities. The Germans are now aiding the Jews in Israel for the genocide of the Jewish people. The Germans murdered six million Jews. The American racist has taken part in the slaughter of over twenty million black people; therefore, we feel that this is a modest demand that we make.
4. We want decent housing, fit for shelter of human beings.
- We believe that if the white landlords will not give decent housing to our black community, then the housing and the land should be made into cooperatives so that our community, with government aid, can build and make decent housing for its people.
5. We want education for our people that exposes the true nature of this decadent American society. We want education that teaches us our true history and our role in the present-day society.
- We believe in an educational system that will give to our people a knowledge of self. If a man does not have knowledge of himself and his position in society and the world, then he has little chance to relate to anything else.
Obama needs to convene beer summits all over the USA.
The Colfax (Louisiana) police shooting (July 24, 2009).
The subject of the 4:54 minute video is the July 24, 2009 fatal shooting of 54-year old Natchitoches, Louisiana resident Harold Phillips by Colfax, Louisiana Police Officer Stephen Merchant.
Phillips, who’d just been released from the Natchitoches Correctional Facility, died after Merchant reportedly shot the fleeing Phillips.
Eyewitnesses claim the officer misinterpreted “horseplay” between the dead man and his sister, believing he was witnessing a domestic assault.
Merchant is white. Phillips is black.
Robert Franklin Williams (February 26, 1925 – October 15, 1996), advocate of armed self-defense in the Civil Rights Movement, hunted by the FBI since fleeing Monroe, North Carolina in 1961, after years in exile in Cuba and China, is interviewed by Robert Carl Cohen in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania in 1968.
BLACK CRUSADER – 2008 Illustrated Edition, (498 Pages, B&W Photos, is now available from www.radfilms.com).
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