1965 Voting Rights Act, Afro American History makers, Alabama, Amelia Boynton Robinson, Civil Rights Movement, Community and Social Activism, Edmond Pettus Bridge, Police Brutality, Racial Discrimination, Racial Equality, Selma
How much more will we tip- toe and try NOT to offend people who have a small recollection of what is really happening in this country , this hour? I know many love the watered down, and fantasy of everyday existing for people who stress and strive just to keep their head above waters.
To hear about how cruel people were and still is one of those things that American still fail to come to grips with. There is no post-racial anything… It is.. what it is! Any tactics to keep people from thriving in the shark infested waters of everyday racism. It’s easy to ignore history but quite difficult to come to grip on how cruel human beings can be! When people were actually killed that we might see the power of what are voices are through voting!
The power of voting will make a difference in what we have been subject to today. It’s a sad state of affair that many will skip the raw truth because it makes you do re-assessment of what is important.
This is why we keep reminding people of what happened in the past, because the different maniacal methods to keep people from rising and flourishing to their best this day. Sane evil is rising again appearing as “the angel of light”.
How can people be at their best being oppressed? Voting has been neglected and taken lightly. A stand in one area means victory in many others! Selma, represented a severe hardship of just wanting to vote and being treated fairly. Selma was 50% black but only 1% were registered voters.
How did these kind of monsters come about? Why the threat of voting?
It can bring change!
Amelia Boynton, was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. She was a woman who had taken education very seriously! She became well versed…in the oppression of our people to stand up for the disenfranchisement and segregation of blacks.
It was Boynton, that organized the march to the state capital in Alabama along with James Bevel, which was called “Bloody Sunday” March 7, 1965. What was the “beginning” of what change the life of others all across this country.
Demonstrators were beaten, by the state and county police for crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge. It was Amelia Boynton, who lied on the bridge beaten almost to death. Although, many died during the time period of March 7-25,1965.
However, two other marches came after such a painful marker in our history before the Voting Rights Act of 1965 had been passage for the African-Americans. Amelia Boynton had a lot of God and whole lot of courage!
Thank God she survived and is a 103 years young today…residing in