Civil Rights Newsletter for 08-09-05
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We are expanding on our Civil Rights Heroes series! Our last article is entitled Unsung Civil Rights Hero: Helen Fabela Chavez and sheds a little light on the life of one of the many unsung heroes of the civil rights movement, Helen Fabela Chavez: ”the wife of...”
This Month In Civil Rights History
On August 2nd we rememberd the birthday of famous novelist, essayist, playwright and civil rights champion James Baldwin. His works include Go Tell It on the Mountain, Notes of a Native Son, and Nobody Knows My Name .
Civil Rights Trivia Game
Last time we asked the question: Are Social Security Numbers recycled after a person's death? Yes or No...? The Answer: No. Unfortunately, we had no winners, but there is always this time!
If you know the answer, please e-mail me. All who answer correctly, will see their names published in the next newsletter. (Sorry, no other tangible prizes yet!)
Here goes: The two middle digits of the SSN are often referred to as the 'group number'. Some have said that this 'group number' refers to the racial background of its owner? Yes or No...?
Civil Rights News You Can Use
What do you get when you mix Caucasian police officers, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and a handcuffed kindergartener? Well? Wrist slaps all the way around and a few dynamite photo opps. Don’t try this at home but read the story and be amazed ...“Florida police: Officers didn't violate rules by handcuffing kindergartner“.
Featured Book Of The Week
“The author looks at the public actions and declarations of United Farm Workers leader Chávez as a window into the ethical structures in which Chávez believed. He argues that Chávez was deeply rooted in a liberatory Catholic social gospel and that he incorporated prayer into his public action. His commitment to nonviolence and his affirmation of the universality of human dignity is explored. ” (From Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)
The Moral Vision of Cesar Chavez
Musing Of The Week
Mourn not the dead that in the cool earth lie, but rather mourn the apathetic, throng the coward and the meek who see the world's great anguish and its wrong, and dare not speak. (Ralph Chaplin)
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