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IWISHIKNEW 2011 #2 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;IWISHIKNEW                                                                            Catherine L. Johnson 2011

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Nina Simone-I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI-ezEtJ_-s

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BLOODY SUNDAY

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50th ANNIVERSARY

2015

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Police beat civil right voting marchers, March 7, 1965http://www.nydailynews.com/news/50-years-bloody-sunday-selma-marches-gallery-1.2140502

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https://i0.wp.com/www.newyorker.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/mlk-selma-montgomery-580.jpg

 

MLK’s “How Long, Not Long” Speech

Martin Luther King in Montgomery, Alabama on March 25, 1965.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAYITODNvlM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOubonZQEzM

 

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, Ala. | AP Photo/File

“What I Saw at Selma”

King’s genius was that he knew when to thwart the law—and when to obey it.

March 07, 2015

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My Mother’s cousin, Emmy Lou aka Clare, was married to Harris Wofford.
Their marriage was a vow and a partnership for social justice and civil rights.

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“Martin Luther King Jr. liked to joke that I was the one member of his legal team
who would help him go to jail rather than using all the tricks of the trade to keep him out.
I’d originally connected with King after returning from travels in India in 1949, soon after Gandhi was assassinated.
My wife and I had followed Gandhi’s trail and gotten to know many of his supporters.
And while I was learning everything I could about Mahatma Gandhi, King was doing the same…”

“…This weekend, we mark half a century since Martin Luther King Jr. led the famous march from Selma to Montgomery, the last of three marches begun in Selma, Alabama, in March of 1965 to champion a voting rights act. But it would be a mistake to remember only that third march, which triumphantly reached the capitol steps in Montgomery—or the first terrible march, which ended in “Bloody Sunday” on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. To fully appreciate King’s skill as a leader, we need to remember the second march—the one that was cut short when King made the hard decision to comply with a temporary federal court injunction prohibiting a march and turn back to Selma instead of continuing on to Montgomery. At that pivotal moment, the quintessential American advocate of civil disobedience chose to obey the law blocking his path. And in so doing, King paved the way for the successful third march and then passage of the Voting Rights Act five months later…”

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/03/selma-march-harris-wofford-115852.html#ixzz3Tpy1FDnX
MY VALUES/ACTIONS ARE ALIGNED WITH THEIRS, and ALWAYS HAS: ACTIVIST FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE and CIVIL RIGHTS

 

 

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https://i0.wp.com/1wdojq181if3tdg01yomaof86.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/lewis.jpg

BLOODY SUNDAY


50th ANNIVERSARY 2015
7 March 2015

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President Obama Selma Speech 2015

on 50th ‘Bloody Sunday’ at Edmond Pettus Bridge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVAZp1j0tKc

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BLOODY SUNDAY 50th ANNIVERSARY PRESIDENT OBAMA and REP ( D-GA) JOHN LEWIS SELMA 7 MARCH 2015

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga),
Marian Robinson, Malia and Sasha Obama,
Amelia Boynton Robinson
( She was an organizer and marched on BLOODY SUNDAY with a young John Lewis and others.  
She was knocked unconscious by a night stick.
-hand held by our President Obama)
 with the crowd in Selma,
March 7, 2015.

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BLOODY SUNDAY 50th ANNIVERSARY MY FRIENDS' PHOTO. SELMA.  8 MARCH 2015; Catherine L. Johnson;My dear friends, as a family, flew into NOLA, and drove to Selma to participate today.

8 March 2015

 

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Afraid of what Selma holds for him, King makes a late-night call to his friend

and fellow freedom fighter Mahalia Jackson

and asks her to share “the Lord’s voice” with him.

She answers by singing his favorite gospel song,

Take My Hand, Precious Lord.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as1rsZenwNc

 

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RISE>RISK>FREEDOM

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THE REVELATIONS/ACCEPTANCE
OF OUR DEEP SEATED BIASES
IS OUR SPEARHEAD
AND IS
“OUR FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW”.
THE SOCIAL JUSTICE/CIVIL RIGHTS ACTION

IS TO

THROW THIS SPEARHEAD,
AS ONE UNIFIED VISIONARY FORCE,
WITH OUR COURAGE, CREATIVITY, COMPASSION AND COMMITMENT,
AS A TRAJECTORY TOWARD

A VAST

MAJESTIC HUMANITY

WITH

DIGNITY OF/TO/FOR

ALL!

CHANGE THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCT!

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NO THROWBACKS TO HATE AND BITTERNESS.

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WE SHALL OVERCOME

-IS OUR CONTINUOUS GOSPEL MARCH UNTIL WE ALL SOAR!

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MOVE FORWARD!

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RISE>RISK>FREEDOM

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Click, and scroll down to the entry:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/the-reverend-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-15-january-1929-my-herotemplate-of-couragecharacterintegrityfaithvisionsoul/
My work that addresses social justice: https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/my-art-pursues-the-beauty-of-realization-rather-than-perfect-beauty-my-workart-is-a-communication-vehicle-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/01/20/civil-rights-matter-civil-rights-matter-civil-rights-matter-march-on/

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE