I have been listening to the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the US. This is in snippets of speeches from that era and interviews more recently of those that were there in the 1950s and 1960s. I haven't needed to search through records and archives to find this information. Our future has been enriched by the lives of
Rev. C.T. Vivian and Congressman John Lewis, and their responsibility and action to bring some level of equality, balance and respect to the relationship among the races, especially black and white. The human race will miss them.
The bravery, valor and dedication of those who changed the balance of justice in the United States is legendary. It is individual beings of extraordinary measure, who step forward and are joined by other extraordinary individuals who change the world. The ability to recognize each of us as a member of the human race with value and rights just for that reason takes strength. It is a strong person who can step outside of their faction or tribe or circle and embrace us all. Civil Rights are a component of Human Rights. This message is magnified by the reach of the lines on which it is communicated. In the 1950s and 1960s, it was television that changed the velocity and reach of a message. Today it is social media in all its varied forms that carries images far and wide, and allows many to experience things that happen far from them more vividly because of directness and speed. Witness the affect that television coverage of the Bloody Sunday conflict in 1965 when police in Alabama brutally attacked peaceful marchers. This was 7 March 1965 at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Now look at this year, and the effect of the mobile phone footage of the murder of George Floyd. The sentence "I can't breathe." has changed for all of us, forever.
We are the human race. "Try to treat others as you would want them to treat you.", L. Ron Hubbard. A place to start in ourselves. Education in the thirty Human Rights enumerated by the Universal Declaration ofHuman Rights should begin in kindergarten. We would each then recognize the rights we have and that the person across from us has these same rights. www.thewaytohappiness.org @waytohappinestampa