Today is the last day of the Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, an event that memorializes the marches from Selma to Montgomery Alabama in 1965. Historians state that the events of Bloody Sunday resulted in immediate action by President Lyndon Johnson to submit his voting rights bill, which signed into law five months later.
Generation X was born into the civil rights movement. Our generation benefited from Roe v. Wade (1973), Title IX (1972), and Miranda v Arizona (1966) as well as the Voting Rights act of 1965.
It would be naïve to state; however, these laws are accepted. Partisan gerrymandering exists. Redlining still occurs. A disproportionate number of minorities are unemployed and imprisoned. The pro-life movement, endorsed by the Executive branch of the United States is slowly chipping away at reproductive rights. Hunger exists in the form of food deserts and poverty.
This week’s Mixtape reflects visions of civil unrest and hope for the future dancing in the creators head.
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