IT'S OUR TURN TO DO THE WORK
Most of us grew up on the stories from our parents or grandparents about the Civil Rights Movement and other monumental moments from the fight for equality. We listened intently at what we thought was history. Every February we are reminded of the obstacles that Black people in America have overcome naively thinking that we lived in a different era... then we grew up. We grew up and realized that we are still viewed through the same skewed lens that erases our humanity and vilifies our existence. We started to put the pieces of the puzzle together and realized that despite the abolition of slavery and the Civil Rights Act there has never been a moment in American history in which Black people and now minorities were not targeted. From nameless slaves to Emmett Till to Kendrick Johnson, the narrative is that we are disposable. Now, just like Stokely Carmichael, Diane Nash and the rest of the Freedom Riders, youth have emerged as leaders once again. This is our Freedom Summer. This is the movement that we will tell our children's children about in the hopes that they won't have to rally with the message that Black life matters.
HOW TO SUPPORT
If you'd like to send #Ferguson protestors supplies:
P.O. Box 5277 St. Louis MO 63115
**Include a return address and a full name**
visit United for Ferguson
Continue to show solidarity by keeping Ferguson and other accounts of police brutality and murder on the radar via social networks and independent media. Continue to exercise your democratic freedom and hold elected officials and public servants accountable.