As part of my Progressive Democrat website, I will periodically announce and support certain public demonstrations relevant to reminding the nation’s leaders and citizen’s of who we are and the moral obligation we have as citizen’s to confront injustice, hatred, bigotry and basic human civil rights. To that end I am providing information on this march which seems particularly significant given the recent events emanating from the White House.
The March for Racial Justice Information
The March for Racial Justice is a multi-community movement led by a coalition united in our demands for racial equity and justice. We march because as long as U.S. laws, policies, and practices remain steeped in racism and white supremacy, basic human rights and civil rights for all—our universal and constitutional rights—will never be fully realized. It is our duty then to dismantle oppression, and to challenge, reverse and put an end to racist laws, policies, and practices that dehumanize people of color while sustaining white supremacy and racism. Our mission is to harness the national unrest and dissatisfaction with racial injustice into a national mobilization that strengthens local and nationwide efforts for racial equity and justice.
On Saturday September 30, 2017 we invite you to march through downtown DC and rally for racial justice. We will be lining up at Lincoln Park on Capitol Hill between 10 a.m and 12 p.m, marching to the Capitol and past the Department of Justice at 12:30, before culminating at the National Mall between 4th and 7th Streets. We will be posting more information about entry points and the line-up closer to the date.
Why the 30th of September?
SEPTEMBER 30 MARKS THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE ELAINE MASSACRE IN ELAINE, ARKANSAS.
The Massacre was part of a series of racist massacres and lynchings during the Red Summer of 1919. Black soldiers returning from fighting in WWI would no longer tolerate the inhumane treatment, racism and terrorism that greeted their return to the U.S. They resisted this treatment and demanded their civil rights be honored and upheld by their country.
Instead of having their rights respected, they were met by murderous white mobs, many of whom were sanctioned by a white supremacist state. These brave African Americans fought, against all odds, for the protection of their families, communities and liberty. Their deaths and imprisonment highlighted the foundation of white supremacy in our justice system as not one person from the white lynching mobs was ever imprisoned for committing these criminal acts. On September 30, we mourn their lives and honor their resistance. The courage of their resistance reverberates through the generations and inspires our struggle today.
All that is necessary of the triumph of evil is for good persons to do nothing
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