Thursday, July 19, 2012

End Jim Crow Action Network

GUEST: Odell Winfield, co-founder and Director of the Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library, talked about Occupy Poughkeepsie and its offshoot, The End New Jim Crow Action Network.

Wel started with the Civil Rights movement. Today was the anniversary of the first lunch counter sit-in, which occurred in Wichita, Kansas on  July 19, 1958.

While African Americans no longer face that type of obvious racism in 2012, our courts and prison system still work together in denying basic rights to people of color.

We are on the brink of a new awakening about racial justice in this country. Our combined awareness will help us achieve social and economic justice for all citizens who are not in the 1%. No longer will we let the richest of Americans divide us by stirring up prejudice and fear.

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