In Memorium - Remembering Why Black Lives Matter: A Necessary First Step Toward Making America Great Again

In Memorium - Remembering Why Black Lives Matter: A Necessary First Step Toward Making America Great Again

Black lives matter because they have always been at the forefront of American democracy. This needs to be remembered.

  • Posted on: 22 January 2021
  • By: CCRA

Throughout history Black leaders, Black churches, Black civic institutions and Black citizens have been at the forefront of defining and defending democratic principles in America and throughout the world.  This needs to be remembered and celebrated if America has any hope of becoming "great."

A version of this is video was created on 22 January 2021 for broadcast on CCTV Channel 9 at 4:30 pm on Sunday, 24 January 2021.

This program is part of an ongoing series -- "EcoViews & News" (EV&N # 375) -- past editions of which can be accessed by clicking here. Further background information is available at "In Memorium - Remembering Why Black Lives Matter: A Necessary First Step Toward Making America Great Again".

A YouTube version is available at: "In Memorium - Remembering Why Black Lives Matter: A Necessary First Step Toward Making America Great Again".

This presentation is a selection of excerpts from "SPECIAL: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words" 18 January 2021, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGHVHfwDxrs Copyright (c), 2021, Democracy Now! and "A Testament of Hope" streamed live at 1:00pm on 18 January 2021 by The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, (http://www.bysoweb.org), The Museum of African American History, (https://www.maah.org/) and GBH Forum Network, Boston, MA. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6BWTB7WJr8)

See related historical material concerning the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and its impact on a young college generation who experienced it along with the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy as well as the trauma of the Vietnam war as they made their way through their college years.:
The Yale Class of 1968 – Marked by Memories of Pain and Suffering
“On our watch,” Yale ’68, the U.S. was hijacked.
and
Splendor and Wisdom – The Reverend William Sloane Coffin, Jr. & the Yale Class of 1968