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Response to WillyT (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 09:16 PM

9. I remember these days like they were yesterday. First was Medgar Evers, in June of 1963.

I asked my father, how could anyone shoot that man in his yard, in front of his family, and would they come for us, too?

Then the little girls who were in the church in Birmingham, where they should have been safe, killed by racist bombing, in September of that year.

Then President Kennedy was killed in November of that year.

We'd barely recovered from that, then came the murder of the young men in your first portrait there, in June of 1964.

Then the Vietnam War got bigger and we pretty much know how many years were involved in that.

Then the murder of Martin Luther King in April of 1968, and the murder of Robert Kennedy in June of 1968.

And the Vietnam War got bigger. It was horror after horror. And that was just with the big names.

The same groups that were opposing America moving forward, are still here and have not given up. They are funded very well and have pushed to destroy every progressive movement.

Memory is a political act. Forgetfulness is the handmaiden of tyranny. - James Carroll

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