I’m very exited to be participating in this show with two of my work. This visual art and history exhibit seeks to inspire, inform and develop greater interest in the nonpartisan democratic process. Monterey Bay residents who were active in the Civil Rights Movement of the1960s and Chicano voting rights movement will share their stories and perspectives through art, educational panels and documentary film. The exhibit features selections from Stanford University Libraries – Bob Fitch Archives and from Maria Gitin’s archives from their experience as young voting rights workers in the Deep South. Artifacts from Watsonville voting rights history and contemporary art that expresses the meaning of voting rights from a variety of perspectives will be displayed. #votingrights #vote #civilrightsmovement #immigrants
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Ella Baker was a key player in some of the biggest organizations of the civil rights movement. She galvanized people near and far to discover their power within and then use hat strength to create change. #womenshistorymonth2019 #March #Ellabaker #civilrightsmovement #feltproject
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#Are#Arethaklin, #QueenofSoul, a #talented pianist with a #powerful voice, began her #career as a child, singing gospel at her father’s church. At the age of 14, Aretha became a mother for the first time, and at 16 she had her second child. No matter the #difficulties she had to #overcome, she still managed to find her way back and #triumph in the world of music. #Aretha stood as a symbol of black empowerment during the #civilrightsmovement. Back in #1987, Aretha was the first female artist to be inducted into the #RockandRoll #HallofFame as one of the greatest talents in the #AmericanCulture. #womensmonth2019 #empowerment #inspiration #day24
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“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” –Martin Luther King, Jr. Since I was a little girl, I admired MLK. My mom used to sing “We shall overcome” with us. So, the heaviest moment of the road trip was standing at the Loraine Motel in Memphis, today the @ncrmuseum, where MLK got assassinated #rip 🖤 The signs I AM A MAN were used during the Memphis sanitation strike in 1968 protesting inhumane working conditions, abuse and racism. The term "boy" was a pejorative racist insult towards men of color and slaves, indicating their subservient social status of being less than men. Anyone planning a Civil Rights road trip Montgomery-Birmingham-Memphis? Absolute must is the Equal Justice Initiative @eji_org in Montgomery, Alabama. Check out their incredible work! Hit me up if you want more recommendations. #civilrights #civilrightsmovement #memphis #tennessee #roadtrip #thesouth #iamaman #speakup #mlk #mlkquotes #martinlutherkingjr #montgomery #alabama #equaljustice #peaceandjustice
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A man who spoke for many. He died for even more. Oscar Romero. I remember marching on the lawn of DC in his memory as a child of 14. I took my first non-violence civil disobedience class and learned the importance of standing up for the rights of others. He was assonated fighting for justice and and human rights, March 24th, 1980. Even as a non-religious person, Oscar Romero will always be a hero to me and a beacon of love for the rights of humanity. #love #civilrights #civilrightsmovement #elsalvador #humanity #fightforwhatyoubelievein #oscarromero #humanrights #nevergiveup #speakyourmind #centralamerica #vida #amor #latino #libre #freedomfromfear #truth #viva #fightforlove #liveforlife #teachpeace #paz #neverforget #freedomofspeech
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