Civil Rights Newsletter for 06-23-05
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We are expanding on our Civil Rights Heroes series! Our last article is entitled Civil Rights Hero: Cesar Chavez and celebrates the life and achievements of this hero who refused to let injustice stand unchallenged.
This Month In Civil Rights History
On June 19th, 1885 the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor as a gift from the French people to the people of the United States of America. The occasion was the celebration of the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence, only ten years earlier. The actual name of the statue is Liberty Enlightening the World , its creator being the almost forgotten sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi.
Civil Rights Trivia Game
Last time we asked the question: The social security program began with the 'Social Security Act of 1935'. What was it originally titled? The Answer: Economic Security Act. 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: Are Social Security Numbers recycled after a person's death? Yes or No...?
Civil Rights News You Can Use
What do you get when you mix racial prejudice, seasoned with a dash of racial tension, grits and flies? Well? Easy: the makings of a lawsuit involving African American restaurant patrons, the Virginia Waffle House restaurant, and a wait staff who expects payment for the extra protein flies provide. Read about this lip-smacking story and be amazed ...“Flies-in-Grits Charge Against Waffle House Will Proceed in Va.“.
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
I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
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